Tuesday December 14 2010
Crespo: 'Coppa is Parma's Europe

Hernan Crespo claims Parma are treating this season's Coppa Italia like it is the Champions League.

The Gialloblu are eager to win some silverware again eight years after their last trophy.

Parma host Fiorentina at the Ennio Tardini later today for a place in the Quarter-Finals.

"We must be very clear," Crespo said. "For us the Coppa Italia is like the Champions League, an important chance to realise big objectives.

"We have to think exclusively about the game against Fiorentina because the Coppa would allow us to get into the Europe League through a secondary but shorter route."