Tuesday April 8 2014
Fiorentina 'not inferior to Napoli'

Fiorentina are focused on the Coppa Italia Final and Sandro Mencucci says they “are on a par with Napoli.”

The two sides clash on May 3 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and the Viola general manager can’t wait.

“I think we’ll bring around 30,000 fans with us from Florence, even if the ticketing service told me the Neapolitans were quicker than us,” he told Italia 7.

“It is a Final within our grasp, as we are on a par with Napoli and certainly don’t feel inferior to them.

“It will be an incredible spectacle. There are going to be many buses taking the fans down to Rome, although special supporter trains are no longer allowed.”

Both Mario Gomez and Giuseppe Rossi have said they are hoping to be fit for the Coppa Final after missing much of the campaign with injuries.

“I have to follow Vincenzo Montella’s prudence, despite the great work they are doing. It would be important to feel their presence.

“We are fourth in Serie A and in the Coppa Italia Final, so our squad is competitive even with the absentees. We have to thank the players who got us to these great achievements.”