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Sunday November 22 2015
Sousa: 'I got it wrong'

Paulo Sousa confessed he “got the wrong line-up,” but was pleased with Fiorentina’s fightback against Empoli.

The Viola were 2-0 down at the break and it could’ve been considerably worse, but Nikola Kalinic came off the bench to bag a brace and seal the 2-2 draw.

“We are very satisfied with the comeback and the character shown by the team in the second half, the desire to win this game,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

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Saturday November 21 2015
Sousa: 'Fiorentina not unbeatable'

Paulo Sousa warned Fiorentina “must stay concentrated, as we are not unbeatable” in the Tuscan Derby with Empoli.

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

“We want to be top of the table for a long time and what others think should not interest us,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We believe in our work and do not want to set limits. We want to encourage more fans to travel with us to see the games.

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Saturday November 21 2015
Ilicic: 'Fiorentina for the Scudetto'

Josip Ilicic thanks Paulo Sousa for revitalising his career and is confident Fiorentina can win the Scudetto.

The Slovenia international has found a consistency that eluded him throughout his career up to this point.

“When I chose Fiorentina, I thought that I’d get to play regularly all the time, but when that didn’t happen I was upset. In fact, I was angry,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday November 19 2015
Agent: ‘Discussing Roncaglia renewal’

Facundo Roncaglia’s agent confirms he is “discussing” a contract renewal with Fiorentina.

The defender has been a key part of the Viola side which has leapt to the top of Serie A, making nine starts for Paulo Sousa’s side.

“Facundo is very happy and I am too,” Claudio Curti told FirenzeViola.

“He’s worked hard, and the results are there. Paulo Sousa spoke to Facundo and convinced him to continue his career in Florence.

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Wednesday November 18 2015
Babacar: ‘Staying at Fiorentina’

Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar assures “I want to stay here”, but won’t be drawn into Scudetto talk.

The Viola are joint-top of Serie A, ahead of Inter by virtue of their better head-to-head record, and face Tuscan neighbours Empoli this weekend.

“With the Coach [Paulo Sousa] we don’t talk about the Scudetto,” Babacar insisted, speaking to reporters as he received an award from the Consiglio Regionale.

“We work day-by-day, and we take things game-by-game. We want to hold on to top spot until the end.

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Tuesday November 17 2015
Tatarusan-who?

Fiorentina’s Romanian goalkeeper Ciprian Tătăruşanu has been the unsung hero of their table-topping start, writes Chloe Beresford.

During Fiorentina’s table-topping start to the season, much has been made of the form of summer signing Nikola Kalinić, and the revival of players such as Borja Valero and Josip Iličić under Paulo Sousa. At second placed Inter meanwhile, Samir Handanović has been hitting the headlines for keeping Mancini’s men out of danger on several occasions, as has Milan’s 16-year-old goalkeeper Gianlugi Donnarumma. Whilst there is no doubt about the impact of Fiorentina’s forwards this season, the form of their goalkeeper Ciprian Tătăruşanu has been somewhat overlooked.

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Monday November 16 2015
Lippi: ‘Montella won’t need long’

Marcello Lippi admires Napoli and Fiorentina, and believes Vincenzo Montella “won’t need long” at Sampdoria.

The former Italy CT, who won the World Cup in 2006, discussed the current situation in Italian football with Sky.

“Napoli and Fiorentina are the teams I like most,” Lippi explained.

“They’re the ones where the Coaches [Maurizio Sarri and Paulo Sousa respectively] have had the most impact in the least amount of time, they’ve disproved the cliché that it takes a long time to have an effect.

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Monday November 16 2015
Suarez: ‘No Fiorentina regrets’

Mario Suarez assures he’s “very happy” at Fiorentina, and will fight for “more space” in the team.

The Spanish midfielder joined the Viola this summer from Atletico Madrid, but has so far made just three Serie A starts under Coach Paulo Sousa.

“I’m very happy in Florence,” Suarez insisted in an interview with Marca.

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Sunday November 15 2015
Simoni: 'Fiorentina beauty, Inter muscles'

Gigi Simoni believes Paulo Sousa’s Fiorentina plays the best football “since Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona” and advises “muscular” Inter.

The former Inter Coach made the claim in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

“It was since Guardiola’s Barcelona that I hadn’t seen anything like it,” declared Simoni.

“Possession, high pressing, synchronised movements. When every player enters into the move, he has three options for the pass.

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Saturday November 14 2015
'Ancelotti the best, while Sousa...'

FIFA agent Ernesto Bronzetti says Carlo Ancelotti is 'the best Coach, the number one', whilst discussing Fiorentina's Paulo Sousa.

The former Coach of Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain is currently a free agent, and many speculate that his next stop will be the Italian national team.

“Now he's in Manchester for a game of old glories,” he told Tuttosport. “There aren't many teams left for him [to coach].

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