Vincenzo Montella insists he is not a failure, judging by his results with Milan and Sevilla, and Fiorentina can do ‘something special’ against Juventus.
Montella has yet to win a Serie A game back at Fiorentina and was sacked by both Milan and Sevilla during the 2017-18 campaign.
thatHowever, he hit back in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport: “I won the Rossoneri’s last trophy, while at Sevilla I was sacked after a historic result, qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and reaching the Copa del Rey Final.
“Does that seem disastrous to you?”
The 45-year-old then discussed Saturday’s showdown with Juve, Federico Chiesa’s situation and the ‘exemplary’ Franck Ribery.
“Few teams have beaten Juve lately, but I’ll also try because great stories are born from impossible challenges.
“I’d like to open a great chapter in Fiorentina’s history by doing something special against Sarri’s team.
“It’s hard to live under the magnifying glass, but he must ignore the opinions of others and continue to improve.
“Franck played the friendly with Perugia as if he was playing in the Champions League Final.
“We’re talking about a star who excelled through sacrifice. He’s a formidable example for everyone to follow.
“The club haven’t set objectives that need to be met at all costs, but I want to build a team who make our fans say: ‘It’s worth going to the stadium to watch Fiorentina.’