Sunday December 4 2011
Rossi hails Fiorentina grit

Delio Rossi concedes Fiorentina were helped by the red cards, but is “happy with the attitude of the players.”

The Viola Coach earned his first Serie A win on their bench, crushing Roma 3-0 in a game that saw the Giallorossi end up with eight men.

“I think the match was decided by incidents, seeing as having an extra man gave us a good advantage,” said Rossi.

“I am happy with the attitude of the players and the grit with which they stepped on to the field today. However, in terms of football we still have a lot of work to do.”

Alessio Cerci was out injured, but there are reports he was also suspended for missing a curfew twice this week.

“Cerci is injured and there is no disciplinary sanction on him. In any case, in a civil society and in a squad when someone breaks the rules there needs to be some sort of punishment. That’s more of a general issue rather than specifically this case.”

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