Fiorentina managed a comfortable 5-3 win over Hellas Verona in a result that only cemented their position in the top four of the table. Fiorentina were looking like potential Champions League position contenders a few weeks ago, but they are now looking likely to settle for the Europa league spot. Injuries to crucial players like Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez have proved tough to take for the viola, as they have continued their resurgence under manager Vincenzo Montella. He said that the win over Hellas Verona was the best he has achieved as the Fiorentina manager.
Despite going a goal down early in the match, Fiorentina showed a lot of courage and determination to get back into the match. In the end, they ran away more than comfortably with the three points. Montella said that this match demonstrated a lot of positive aspects like tactical discipline and incredible attacking tendencies. According to him, his players were at an incredible wavelength that made them had to defend against. This was primarily because they were making runs with a lot of timing since and it made their opposition work extremely hard. Fiorentina remain nine points behind third placed in the league.
More crucially, they have a five-point advantage over Inter Milan in the fifth place.
“It was one of our best performances since I came to Fiorentina and I like it when the team plays with such quality. We showed tactical acumen, timed our runs well and created so many chances. I was very happy to see my team play such attacking and attractive football. If we were voting now, I’d give the Coach of the Year award to Garcia because it’s truly complicated to work in an environment like Roma,” said Montella about their latest performance against Verona and potential manager of the year.