Thursday December 12 2013
Montella: 'Now Europa gets interesting'

Vincenzo Montella said the Europa League “is getting interesting” after they beat Dnipro to top the group.

The Viola’s 2-1 victory means they will have a better draw in the Round of 32, in which the teams come in from the Champions League, including Juventus and Napoli.

“Not losing in Europe is always difficult, even if our group was a bit unbalanced because it was just us and Dnipro challenging for the leadership,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“Dnipro have a great team, but over the two head-to-head games we deserved to finish on top. I saw a mature team today, as we controlled the match with calm and tried to score a third goal too.

“Now the Europa League gets more interesting and more difficult. We are happy to measure ourselves up against sides who were in the Champions League earlier this season.”

Montella was also asked about rumours Fiorentina have made a January offer for Torino winger Danilo D’Ambrosio.

“I don’t know anything about it, though there are many names circulating in the media. I hear he is wanted by Roma and Inter, so he’s clearly got options. D’Ambrosio is a joker in the pack, a fine player who is well known here because he was in the Fiorentina youth academy.”

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