Fiorentina ace Alberto Gilardino is keen for the club to end the year on a winning note and be in European calculations.

The Viola face Sampdoria on the weekend and a win would see them jump to fourth if Napoli or Milan drop points.

"Sunday's encounter should be a brilliant game," Gilardino told the Corriere dello Sport.

"I hope that we win and that we can end the year in fourth place.

"We are still disappointed that we lost to Torino in the Cup yesterday, but it was just a minor slip-up. We are a great team and we will show that against Samp."