Sunday October 30 2011
Miha: 'Viola players sad at jeers'

Sinisa Mihajlovic has saved his job, but reveals Fiorentina players “were sad at the jeers, as we're only two points off Europe.”

The Coach was hanging by a thread and today's 1-0 win over Genoa was their first in over a month, yet the crowd still chanted calling for his dismissal.

“Despite the scepticism, the lads proved they are a united and compact group,” said Mihajlovic.

“We're only two points off Europe and today played four summer signings. Apart from against Udinese and the first half with Juventus, we have always played well.

“We're taking it one game at a time now, but deserve to have two or three extra points in the table. We dominated today against a Genoa side in good shape and should've gone 2-0 up with Alessandro Gamberini.”

Replays suggest that header had entirely crossed the line, but was not spotted by the referee or his assistants.

“It's a shame about the jeers and my players were sad at the final whistle, because obviously they were upset at being insulted after a victory. Of course the fans have the right to do what they want.

“I believe the supporters have a problem specifically with me, so let them aim their insults at me and focus on supporting the team. This isn't helping anyone.”