Coppa Italia Frecciarossa


Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Italiano speaks ahead of the Coppa Italia Round of 16 match at Napoli.

ON NAPOLI - "I fear everything about Napoli. They have great players, have consistency at the top level. They are one of the best sides in the league. We want to keep our identity - I'm convinced we will see the Fiorentina side from before the Torino game."

ON THE COPPA ITALIA - "The Coppa Italia is an important match of an important competition. At this stage every team wants to progress. We want to give Napoli a tough time and progress to the next round."

ON REACTING - "Every match I fear we have limits, but we also showed we can do differently to Torino, with quality. We need to show our quality always, if not we lose matches. I'm convinced that if we're mature and intelligent we'll react straight away. We have to always give our all. It's football. Those who are slower lose. Pace and rhythm are important. At Torino we lacked it all - we lost. No one is happy about the game at Torino. We need to improve defensively compared to recent matches."

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