Wednesday March 19 2014
Batistuta has Viola envy

Gabriel Batistuta is “jealous” of the Fiorentina players who’ll get to face Juventus in the Europa League.

“If Vincenzo Montella’s team gets through, I will try to be at the Final in Turin,” the Viola legend told Lady Radio.

“I don’t want to make too many promises, but if they get past this round then they have everything it takes to reach the Final.”

This is only the Round of 16 and the first leg ended 1-1, but the Stadio Artemio Franchi crowd is already at fever pitch.

“I think the enthusiasm of the city is justified, as they are challenging to progress in a competition that is worth a European trophy.

“To be honest, I feel jealous of the players at this moment. I’d love to play, especially as a game against Juventus is not like any other.

“Fiorentina must have confidence and play the way they know how. I am sure the team will put in a great performance.”