Sunday November 11 2012
Montella feels Viola enthusiasm

Vincenzo Montella feels Fiorentina are “invaded by enthusiasm” from the fans after they consolidated fourth place by beating Milan.

“I am satisfied, as this was a great day for us and the supporters considering the way it developed and the responses given by the team,” he said of their 3-1 result at San Siro.

It was a particularly impressive victory considering star striker Stevan Jovetic was out injured.

“These are three deserved points, even if we were a little lucky in the final minutes. I really liked the way we played, because the team showed it understood each moment of the match.

“We might’ve been a little less spectacular and a little more clinical compared to the start of the season, but still could have finished it off earlier.”

The Tuscans are now in fourth place and have also started to improve their notoriously poor away record.

“We are invaded by the enthusiasm of the fans. It is pleasing that the supporters and players are dreaming, but we have to transform all that into positive energy so we can keep on going.

“It’s true that third place is close by, but so is fifth… The Viola are showing what they can do and what they want to achieve.

“I will admit that I was tempted to introduce Giulio Migliaccio rather than Mati Fernandez when we were 2-1 up, but the DNA of this team is creativity.”

Montella has been linked with the Milan bench after praise from Rossoneri Vice-President Adriano Galliani.

“I would be a liar if I said I wasn’t flattered by his compliments. Professionally it is something to be proud of.”

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