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Saturday December 12 2015
Allegri: 'Juve-Fiorentina crossroads'

Max Allegri won’t call Juventus-Fiorentina a Scudetto showdown, but “it is an important crossroads for the campaign.”

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

“Tomorrow’s game represents an important crossroads for the campaign,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Friday December 11 2015
Sousa: 'I'd like an English opponent'

Paulo Sousa would “like to face an English team” in the Europa League and prepares Fiorentina for the Juventus clash on Sunday.

The Viola secured their spot in the Round of 32 with a 1-0 victory over Belenenses this evening, but Khouma Babacar did not celebrate the goal.

“He just has to think about scoring. I am happy for him and the team,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday December 9 2015
Sousa: ‘Important to stay in Europe’

Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa insists “a team with our quality must remain in Europe” ahead of the Belenenses match.

The Viola are currently in second place in Group I, and would be knocked out of the competition with a defeat to the Portuguese side.

With a big clash with Juventus looming at the weekend, it has been suggested that the Tuscan side could focus on Serie A, but the Coach dismisses that idea.

“The game tomorrow is incredibly important for us,” Sousa insisted in his pre-match Press conference.

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Wednesday December 9 2015
Sousa: ‘CL in five years!’

Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa says he aims ‘to have already won the Champions League’ in five years’ time. 

The former Basel boss arrived in Florence in the summer and has taken them to second place in Serie A after 15 rounds of action.

The Portuguese spoke of his ambition as a Coach but admits that it has been a surprise that his side are competing for the Scudetto.

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Wednesday December 9 2015
Sousa: ‘Italy improves me tactically’

Fiorentina boss Paulo Sousa says being in Serie A is improving him as he ‘faces off against Coaches with great tactical qualities’.

The 45-year-old joined La Viola in the summer and has made an instant impact, taking them to second place in the standings after 15 rounds.

The Portuguese discussed his tactics, some of his star performers and his methods in a lengthy interview today.

"My decision to join Fiorentina was based on a desire for personal growth, and not to prove something to the top clubs,” Sousa told A Bola.

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Wednesday December 9 2015
Bernardeschi: ‘Sousa very impressive’

Coach Paulo Sousa has ‘made a very good impression’ at Fiorentina with ‘charisma and authority’, says Federico Bernardeschi.

The Portuguese arrived at the Artemio Franchi in the summer and has had an instant impact, taking the side to their current second-place standing in the table.

Bernardeschi has impressed under Sousa’s stewardship and the 21-year-old praised the Coach, while speaking of his ‘pride’ at comparisons with the likes of Roberto Baggio.

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Wednesday December 9 2015
Del Piero: ‘Pogba atypical no.10’

Alessandro Del Piero says Paul Pogba is an ‘atypical Juventus number 10’ because he isn’t ‘a complete player.’

The former Bianconeri great spoke to Sky Sport Italia’s ‘Football Night’ programme about the Champions League, the upcoming clash with Fiorentina and his memorable goal against La Viola in 1994.

“When we think of the Juventus number 10 we imagine a complete player,” he said.

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Sunday December 6 2015
Sousa: 'Fiorentina believe'

Paulo Sousa celebrated Fiorentina’s climb into second place, but “feels bad” for Giuseppe Rossi.

The Viola crushed Udinese 3-0 to leapfrog Napoli, who fell 3-2 at Bologna, and move only one point adrift of new Serie A leaders Inter.

“We all believe in what we’re doing. At times it works, others it doesn’t, but the team is always ready to win with great hunger and quality football,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

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Saturday December 5 2015
Sousa: 'Fiorentina are bonding'

Paulo Sousa explained a new bonding exercise for Fiorentina as they prepare to face Udinese.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“I am satisfied with the response in training and saw great intensity. Tomorrow we need to be sharp of mind and physique in order to break down an organised Udinese side strong on the counter,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Wednesday December 2 2015
Sousa: 'Serie A is a challenge'

Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa wanted to “challenge myself” against Serie A tacticians and feels Nikola Kalinic joined Blackburn too soon.

The Viola play some of the best football in Italy and are fighting for the top spots as well as qualification for the Europa League knockout stages.

“I would’ve liked more time to dedicate to training sessions, but after our summer camp the fixture list was packed and we had to balance things out,” he told Calciomercato.com.

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