FIORENTINA NEWS

Kalidou Koulibaly insists “anyone who doesn’t believe in the Scudetto should stay out of the Napoli locker room.”
Stefano Pioli felt Fiorentina showed “courage and held out for a positive result” against Napoli even amid numerous setbacks.
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Carlo Ancelotti claims Napoli “dropped two points we would’ve deserved for attacking from start to finish” against Fiorentina.
Cristiano Biraghi felt Fiorentina showed maturity to battle it out for a point against Napoli. “We caused them a lot of problems.”
Goalkeepers Alban Lafont and Alex Meret were the heroes of the hour, as neither Fiorentina nor Napoli could find a way past them.
Fiorentina club manager Giancarlo Antognoni hopes the makeshift defence can contain a “fearsome Napoli front line.”
Lorenzo Insigne will miss Marek Hamsik, but also feels “extremely proud to wear the captain’s armband” for Napoli against Fiorentina.
Federico Ceccherini urged Fiorentina to “pressure Napoli as much as possible, otherwise they can cause us difficulty when given space.”
Jose Callejon left last season’s defeat to Fiorentina in the past and assured Napoli “believe in the Scudetto” after closing the gap to nine points.
Fiorentina focus on Federico Chiesa and Luis Muriel, while Napoli go with Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne.
Federico Chiesa shrugs off his €75m price-tag, reveals he’d love to follow in his Dad’s footsteps by winning the Coppa Italia with Fiorentina and remembers Davide Astori.
Fiorentina are reportedly set to sign Edimilson Fernandes from West Ham on a permanent basis this summer.
Napoli options are limited due to an injury crisis, while Fiorentina are missing two key players and might adjust their tactics.
Edin Dzeko complained that Roma “stopped playing” for a while in the 3-0 win over Chievo, but urged the fans to support them.
Roma director of sport Monchi believes they’ll deliver the goods against Chievo, but urged media to take the pressure off Nicolò Zaniolo.
Stefano Pioli has challenged Fiorentina to win 10 of their 16 remaining Serie A games this season. “We want to end up with around 60 points.”
Marek Hamsik and Raul Albiol are not in Napoli’s squad to face Fiorentina in Serie A on Saturday, but Vlad Chiriches finally returns.
Cagliari forward Cyril Thereau has allegedly confirmed his involvement in an adult video clip but insisted that ‘it’s an old thing from 4-5 years ago’.
The referees for Serie A Week 23 are announced as Gianpaolo Calvarese will officiate Napoli’s clash with Fiorentina on Saturday.