Friday August 9 2013
Montella wanted easier EL draw

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella is wary of Europa League preliminary round opponents Grasshopper.

The Viola were paired with the Swiss outfit earlier today and the Italian tactician is not relishing the prospect of competing against the Zurich-based outfit.

“We'll be facing a team that has experience on the European stage,” the former Roma and Catania Coach told

“They've come from the Champions League qualifiers and they're into their stride having already played some important games.

“I certainly think it's one of the 'worst' draws we could have got considering the quality of the opposition.

“On the plus side, it's a good from a logistical perspective because, playing on a Thursday night, we would have had less time to recover if we'd had to travel further afield.”

Fiorentina will play Grasshopper in Switzerland on Thursday 22 August, a week before the return leg at the Stadio Franchi.

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