Friday September 14 2018
‘Soul of Florence in Astori armband’

Fiorentina captain German Pezzella believes the “soul of Florence” is in the Davide Astori tribute armband.

The Viola were finally given approval to wear the special band in tribute to their former captain this week, following the introduction of standardised armbands.

Astori tragically died earlier this year, and his successor has been wearing a ‘DA 13’ tribute for the first three weeks of the season.

“Inside that armband is the soul of Florence,” Pezzella told Corriere dello Sport.

“There’s also Davide, who is our everything. It seemed right to fight for him.”

Pezzella also discussed the Scudetto race, and was asked whether Juventus would win for an eighth year in a row.

“It’s too early to say, but winning seven titles in a row is no coincidence. As for the chasing pack, Inter shouldn’t be underestimated, the same for Roma and Napoli.

“There are five or six teams behind and chasing and I don’t leave us out of that. Leicester have shown that you can do it.”

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