Gian Piero Gasperini was pleased with what he saw from his side in Thursday’s 2-0 win over Rakow but also attacked Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso, who didn’t like his remarks following the recent game between Atalanta and Fiorentina: "I never offended anybody and always backed my team."
Fiorentina squandered two separate leads in a goal-glutted 2-2 draw against Genk in their opening 2023/24 Europa Conference League game. An enthralling encounter at the Cegeka Arena didn't end well for Vincenzo Italiano's side, considering the amount of chances they missed throughout the night.
Arthur addressed his start at Fiorentina and didn’t rule out a potential return to Juventus following the loan spell in an interview: “I’ve been comfortable since day one here. I spoke with Vincenzo Italiano before joining. He told me how he wanted the team to play, and he was correct."
His contract in Firenze expires at the end of the current season, and the Viola are understood to have changed their stance on Kouamé, with Rocco Commisso ready to remove him from the transfer market. Vincenzo Italiano is said to have increased his confidence in Kouamé this season.
Despite admitting that his squad are going through a physical decline, Gasperini hopes the upcoming continental clash will help his side take the edge off: "There were the conditions to win, and we ruined them due to carelessness especially on the first and third goals."
Atalanta suffered their second defeat of the 2023/24 Serie A season, going down 3-2 to Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. An open-ended contest in Tuscany could've just as easily gone their way, but Gian Piero Gasperini's men gave La Viola one too many chances.
September's international break seems to have worked wonders for Fiorentina, who recovered from a disheartening loss at Inter with a superb win over Atalanta. After conceding four unanswered goals at Giuseppe Meazza a fortnight ago, Vincenzo Italiano's side made light work of an early deficit to beat La Dea 3-2 on home turf.
Fiorentina and Atalanta put on a show at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday evening, but only one manager went home happy. Despite falling behind early on, Vincenzo Italiano's men showed fighting spirit and determination to topple La Dea 3-2 in an enthralling Serie A fixture.
Sporting director Giuseppe Ursino, who was at the helm of Crotone for 17 years, laid bare on Fiorentina’s requirements, sensing a strong reinforcement in defence would provide Vincenzo Italiano with the leap in quality: "This team needs more balance, especially in defence."
Yerry Mina suffered a muscular injury in a recent match against Chile and risks missing a lot of time. The defender joined Fiorentina on a free move last summer. He had yet to debut in Serie A due to subpar conditioning. He might not be ready before two months
Luca Torreira could have returned to Italy this summer, as Lazio pursued him, but the negotiation didn’t go through because of an injury. Roberto Druda, who unearthed him in Uruguay and is still in touch with the midfielder, discussed it on a radio interview.
French defensive midfielder Maxime Lopez, who was once on Roma’s radar, has expressed his satisfaction with signing for Fiorentina on loan from Sassuolo. The Neroverdi accepted the Viola’s offer of a temporary one-season loan worth €1M with an option to buy, disregarding a similar bid from Inter earlier in the window.