Montella: “Thanks again to the fans. Ready to give our all tomorrow”

Vincenzo Montella took questions from the gathered media in the Stadio Franchi press room today, ahead of Fiorentina’s crunch Serie A contest at Napoli.

The Viola coach said: “I’d like to reiterate my thanks to the fans now that a bit of time has passed for the tribute they gave us after our defeat on Thursday. We’re disappointed but we have no regrets. We gave it our best shot and very nearly pulled it off. Now we’ll turn all our attentions to the league.

“This is a key period with three testing games in a week. Then we’ll be able to recover our strength after a gruelling ten days and get back to playing one match a week.

“Napoli? They have their sights on second place so they’ll be extremely up for it.

“Rossi? He’s only just started running again. Being here with us will be good for him but we mustn’t rush him back.

“My team selection on Thursday? They were pondered choices and we can’t play the game again anyway so we must look forward.”