Saturday September 14 2019
Commisso: 'Ribery better than Ronaldo!'

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso was full of praise for his squad after troubling Juventus. “Did you see Franck Ribery? He was better than Cristiano Ronaldo!”

The Italian-American patron was in the stands of the Stadio Franchi for this 0-0 draw, which saw the Viola have by far the best chances.

“I am very happy, as the lads gave their heart and it was a fun afternoon,” Commisso told Sky Sport Italia.

“Did you see Ribery at the age of 36? He played better than Cristiano Ronaldo! And our two Italians, Gaetano Castrovilli and Federico Chiesa, were phenomenal.

“I see this match as like the history of my company Mediacom. Juventus had €300m worth of players between transfer fees and salaries, while ours was about €50m, but we still got a point.

“If you give me time, I want to help Fiorentina win something. Look at the success we’ve had over the last two months, we had more season tickets than in the last 30 years.

“We’ve rebuilt the team and now have a great champion like Ribery too. If you give us time, we’ll one day win games like this.”

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