Sunday August 21 2011
Mihajlovic focused on the Coppa

Sinisa Mihajlovic urged Fiorentina to excel in the Coppa Italia, starting from tonight. “This is our path to Europe.”

The Viola begin their campaign in the Third Round, as they face Cittadella in today's one-off match.

“We care a great deal about the Coppa Italia and must do well, as this is our path to Europe,” said the Coach.

A lack of ambition and failing to qualify for Europe for two consecutive seasons has prompted many top stars to reconsider their future.

Above all, Riccardo Montolivo has been linked with Bayern Munich and Alberto Gilardino to Genoa.

“They are both training like great professionals and while they still wear the Fiorentina jersey, they must give their all. I am pleased to say they are doing that.

“If they were to leave some time next week, then they would be adequately replaced. We are still missing a few players on the transfer market, such as a striker.”