Friday April 15 2011
Kroldrup fired up for Juve

Per Kroldrup has underlined just how important a victory against old rivals Juventus would be for Fiorentina this weekend.

The Viola have had a frustrating campaign, but the Dane is hoping to give some joy to the fans on Sunday.

"There is a great desire to gift a win to the fans and also to ourselves," stated the stopper. "It's time to beat one of the big sides and Juventus are the maximum.

"I have been here for five years and I understand how important it is to beat Juventus. We certainly won't lack motivation."

The rivalry between the two sides is one of the fiercest in Italy – sparked by the 1982 Scudetto race, the 1990 UEFA Cup Final and Roberto Baggio's infamous transfer between the two prior to Italia '90.

"If I play then I hope to net the winner," he continued. "To decide the outcome of a game against Juventus while playing for Fiorentina is a dream.

"We've had a few difficulties this term, more so than in the past, and we were disappointed with the Milan loss where we could have done better.

"It's a tough season, but there is a great desire to win."

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