Wednesday February 16 2011
Viviano's loyalty is divided

Bologna goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano admits his loyalty will be divided when Fiorentina play Inter this evening.

The Italy international is part-owned by Inter, but is a well known Fiorentina supporter.

"I will watch it on TV," he said. "Inter are stronger on paper, but I have hope in Fiorentina's good form and in the fans because they will make the strength of the Artemio Franchi felt.

"I am sorry that the Collettivo group of Ultras is no more. For 33 years they were an example among Italian supporters."

Asked to reveal who he will be rooting for this evening, Viviano said: "Yes, Inter part-own my contract, but faith is faith. Inter have made many sacrifices for me, and one day I will repay them on the pitch.

"I have never hidden the love that I feel for this purple shirt and never will do. But I am paid to play football. I wear a different shirt and on the pitch I will give everything to do my job well."