Sunday December 8 2013
Montella: 'Fiorentina level with Roma'

Vincenzo Montella felt Fiorentina “played on a par with Roma and either side could’ve won” after their 2-1 defeat.

“We had several chances to take the lead. Roma had a few opportunities and took the most of them, whereas we didn’t,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“It was a fascinating game with two teams playing great football. I think either side could’ve won considering the performances, but we have to accept the defeat, even though three points would’ve been important.

“It’s a pity. The match was balanced with at times Roma in control, at times Fiorentina. In space the Giallorossi can be devastating and anything can happen in an open game like that. We proved today we play on a par with Roma.”

Ivory Coast international Gervinho created both goals for Douglas Maicon and Mattia Destro with his runs to the by-line.

“Gervinho is fast, devastating, has quality and tends to make the right decisions. Either you tie him up....” joked Montella.

The former Roma player and Coach was asked whether it was more painful to lose at the Olimpico than in other occasions.

“All defeats hurt. It was a very important game today for the table and the way people view our team. I’d say we played on a par with a very strong side.”

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