Montella: "Deserved victory, we never stopped believing"

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella spoke to the press after his side’s thrilling 3-2 win over Atalanta in the early kick-off at the Stadio Artemio Franchi today. On the second-half performance: “We put our foot on the gas after half-time and the team really deserved to win. We created lots of chances and stayed true to our playing style.” On the new faces in the squad: “The existing players have done excellently, and I’m sure the new arrivals will be very useful to us.” On Mohamed Salah’s debut for the club: “He’s an unpredictable, talented player and will get even better. There’s always going to be an acclimatisation period.” On Diamanti’s performance: “He’s a brilliant player with a great footballing brain.” On Pasqual: “He works tirelessly for the team and is a top-class professional.” On Pizarro: “I need to manage him well to get the best out of him across all competitions.” On the match as a whole: “We were always in the game. It’s an even more important victory because we kept going right until the end.”