Wednesday November 23 2016
Valero: ‘Fiorentina for life!’

Borja Valero wants to end his career at Fiorentina, but isn’t keen on facing Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League again.

The Spaniard was linked with Roma and Milan this summer, but he remained with the Viola and intends to end his career in Florence.

“Definitely, I’d like to end here,” Valero said in a Press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League tie with PAOK.

“I have a contract until 2019 and I definitely intend to finish it here. I don’t feel irreplaceable for anyone, but I’m happy this city has always showed me a lot of affection.”

For the past two seasons, Fiorentina have faced Tottenham in the knockout rounds of this competition.

Two years ago they knocked the English side out, but Paulo Sousa’s side were eliminated last season: would a deciding third meeting be appealing?

“No, I wouldn’t like that, I’d like to face other teams. It’s important for us to win tomorrow, because it would be a great achievement to qualify with a game to spare.

“PAOK are the strongest team in the group after ourselves. We hope to play well, but we’ll definitely have to be careful because they caused us problems in the first leg.”