Davide Astori insists “it’s not a jinx” for Fiorentina to talk about the Scudetto - “we must not be afraid”.
The Viola are in third-place in Serie A, two points behind leaders Napoli and a point behind Roberto Mancini’s Inter.
“We deserve this position,” Astori told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Now we have to take the last step to become a great team.
“Are there stronger teams? Yes, four or five, but we can beat them and get ahead.
“The Scudetto? It’s not a jinx. To say the word isn’t bad luck. It’s easy to say words, but the meaning can crush you. We shouldn’t be afraid though.”
Astori was also asked what he’d like to give Fiorentina fans as a Christmas present.
“On December 13 we play Juve in Turin. I think they’d appreciate a win at Juventus Stadium?”
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