Sunday February 3 2019
Fiorentina: 'Astori always with us'

Fiorentina director Giancarlo Antognoni and Coach Stefano Pioli remember Davide Astori on their return to Udine. “He is always with us.”

On March 4, 2018, the Viola captain did not wake up in his hotel room the morning of the Serie A game against Udinese.

“The trip to Udinese will never be like the other games,” confessed director Antognoni on Sky Sport Italia.

“Having said that, Davide is always with us and we will always remember him, no matter where we are.”

Coach Pioli also noted Fiorentina’s bond with their captain goes beyond location.

“Davide gets on the team bus with us every time. He is always with us.”

Federico Chiesa dedicated the Coppa Italia hat-trick against Roma to Astori, holding up his fingers to represent 13, the defender's shirt number.

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