Friday November 2 2012
Montella proud of Viola win

Vincenzo Montella is hugely satisfied with Fiorentina’s first away win of the season after beating Genoa 1-0.

The Viola have been one of the revelations of the season so far, but they had yet to pick up maximum points on their travels.

“This victory fills me with pride and I’m happy that the players have got this result away from home,” he stated.

“In these first few months of the season, the side as a whole and the players on an individual level have both been growing on a consistent basis.”

Defender Manuel Pasqual was the unlikely match winner as he netted with a sublime lob at Marassi.

“It was a difficult win and we suffered,” Montella added. “But we really wanted the three points – even on a pitch that didn’t allow us to play as we usually do.”