Montella: Fiorentina played well, shame about the result
Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella believes his side were too naive in thinking they had already won the match after Giuseppe Rossi’s penalty, before eventually falling 2-1 to Inter on Thursday night.
Goals from Esteban Cambiasso and Jonathan were enough to give the Nerazzurri the three points but Montella believes his side put on a performance worthy of a result.
“The only thing I didn’t like was the result,” he told Sky Sport.
“My players played a great match. We were overtaken in the second half, but the match was played well by my squad.
“I must compliment my players, they played a great match against a top squad. We showed that we are a great group.
“The defence when [Esteban] Cambiasso scored? Borja Valero was close to Neto, [Nenad] Tomovic would have kept the Argentina in play regardless. We shouldn’t get upset with Neto, I have seen worse mistakes from other goalkeepers.
“The first half? We did well. Half way through the second half Inter had the same physical problems as us. We made the mistake of thinking we had already won, but these types of matches never end.
“Giuseppe Rossi? He has the dream of returning to the national team, [Cesare] Prandelli will decide. Selfishly I hope he stays here so he can recover, but he has a lot of desire to return to wearing the Azzurri shirt.
“Inter? They have a great squad and a great coach, they will do well the rest of the season.”
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