Thursday April 25 2013
Viola success surprises De Silvestri

Lorenzo De Silvestri didn’t expect former club Fiorentina to be so good this season, but he has no regrets about his move to Sampdoria.

The 24-year-old switched to Marassi last summer on a loan deal with an option to be signed outright for €4m at the end of the campaign.

“It is a surprise to see Fiorentina fighting for a place in Europe,” the Italian told the Corriere Fiorentino ahead of this weekend’s meeting between the two sides.

“There is a good chemistry in the team and they are today collecting some really great results.

“However, I needed a change of environment, to rediscover stimuli, but I still have an excellent relationship with the club.”

De Silvestri has appeared in 20 Serie A games this season for the Marassi outfit.

The Viola are fourth in the table, just one point behind Milan who occupy the last remaining Champions League spot.

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