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Sunday November 10 2019
Montella: 'Cagliari superior in every way'

Vincenzo Montella has to concede “Cagliari were superior in every way” after his Fiorentina were flattened 5-2. “We didn’t wake up until 5-0 down.”

Only a late brace from young striker Dusan Vlahovic, his debut Serie A goals, prevented it being an even heavier result at the Sardegna Arena.

“There’s no much to say, really,” shrugged the coach on DAZN.

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Saturday November 9 2019
Montella: 'Fiorentina's Nainggolan talks'

Vincenzo Montella confirms Fiorentina were in talks with Radja Nainggolan over a summer move before he joined Cagliari, but is disappointed in Giovanni Simeone.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of the game against the Sardinians on Sunday, Montella revealed that a move had been possible.

"I've been following him for some time. There was the possibility [of a move] and he was tempted, but he decided to go with his heart and went back to Cagliarl."

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Sunday November 3 2019
Montella admires Fiorentina fightback

Vincenzo Montella was reassured by the Fiorentina fightback to hold Parma 1-1. “We saw a different team after the break.”

Gaetano Castrovilli’s diving header cancelled out the Gervinho counter-attack at the Stadio Franchi.

“We struggled and I didn’t like the attitude in the first half, as we lacked determination both on the ball and off it. We conceded when losing possession in midfield,” Montella told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday November 2 2019
Montella: 'Fiorentina have an identity'

Vincenzo Montella admits Fiorentina “didn’t expect to have already built an identity” so early into the season, but he’s concerned by Parma.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“We earned an important victory at Sassuolo on Wednesday, the first we achieved by coming back from a trailing situation,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Friday November 1 2019
Ribery 'in love' with Fiorentina

Franck Ribery says he is in “love” with surroundings at Fiorentina and likes working under Vincenzo Montella “very much”.

Speaking to the official Serie A channel on YouTube, Fiorentina’s newest No 7 spoke at length about his time in Italy so far.

"Serie A is a good League, there are many good teams,” explained Ribery.

“Everything is completely different from my past, both in terms of stadiums and fans.

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Thursday October 31 2019
Galliani: Commisso close to Milan

Former Milan chief Adriano Galliani claims Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was once “on the verge” of buying the Rossoneri from Yonghong Li.

Commisso was heavily linked with a takeover before Elliott Management repossessed Milan during the summer of 2018, and the Italo-American tycoon has since pitched up at Fiorentina.

“Fiorentina are doing very well now,” Galliani told Calciomercato.com.

“Commisso was on the verge of buying Milan. I don’t understand why Yonghong Li didn’t sell Milan to him.

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Thursday October 31 2019
Montella: 'Ribery gave me advice'

Vincenzo Montella praised Fiorentina for their “maturity” and fitness levels in a comeback win over Sassuolo, but joked about Franck Ribery advice.

The coach was suspended along with Ribery, so they sat together in the stands of the Mapei Stadium.

“He really participated and even suggested substitutions! I’ll take his advice into account next time,” joked Montella in his press conference.

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Sunday October 27 2019
Montella: 'Why not at least check VAR?'

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella was furious at the referee for not checking VAR on the winning Lazio goal. “That’s what it’s there for.”

The Viola were beaten 2-1 by a late Ciro Immobile header, but the issue was Jordan Lukaku winning back the ball from Riccardo Sottil – seemingly with a foul – to then provide the assist.

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Saturday October 26 2019
Montella: 'Lazio test for Fiorentina'

Vincenzo Montella sees Lazio as “a good test” for Fiorentina and defended Federico Chiesa from accusations of diving. “Drawing a foul is a skill.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“We are at the start of a new journey and I too am curious to see how we do tomorrow,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Tuesday October 22 2019
Fiorentina deny Chiesa dive

Fiorentina have leapt to the defence of Federico Chiesa after the winger was booked for diving against Brescia.

Chiesa was shown a yellow card for perceived simulation in the Brescia box during last night’s 0-0 draw and was substituted moments later, provoking an angry reaction from the Fiorentina youngster.

It is the latest in a growing list of incidents where the Italy international has been accused of diving, but sporting director Daniele Prade suggested the referee had acted out of line himself.

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