Thursday March 13 2014
Neto: 'Viola heads never dropped'

Norberto Neto hailed Fiorentina’s attitude after they fought back for a Europa League draw away to Juventus.

“The important thing is that I contributed to a good result,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia after the 1-1 result.

“I am happy with the character we showed tonight and the way we played after conceding so early. We did well not to let our heads drop, as the team proved it had confidence in its own qualities.”

Neto had been viciously criticised by fans and media at the start of the season, but won them over with his performances.

“Personally I always had faith in my talent and knew that I could give this team a lot. My family helped me, as they were very supportive in the difficult moments.”

The shot-stopper was asked whether he had a chance of making it to the World Cup with Brazil, but was unconvinced.

“I think it’ll be very difficult, knowing the way things work in Brazil. They won the Confederations Cup a few months ago and it’ll be tough to see many changes in that squad.

“However, I’ll keep working and am ready in case I am called.”