Fiorentina coach Italiano ready for ECL final: Identity and competitive fury

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Fiorentina coach Italiano ready for ECL final: Identity and competitive fury
Fiorentina coach Italiano ready for ECL final: Identity and competitive fury
Fiorentina coach Italiano ready for ECL final: Identity and competitive furyFlashscore
The Viola meet Olympiakos a year after losing the previous final to West Ham.

Italiano said: "The only thing that's different is that we've already experienced certain things. Then in my opinion these are 50-50 games: they're strong and we're strong, we have to play a match like finals are played.

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"We have a bit of experience, we have something behind us and we have to show it tomorrow. I live this match with great anticipation... I hear and read what they say, for us it is a sort of revenge.

"Tomorrow we must not make mistakes, remaining attentive and focused. The final must be played with the fire inside and the maximum application. Last year we didn't have a good epilogue, we will put that bitterness to make it end differently knowing that the opponent is strong, has quality and is prepared: it will be tough."

He also said: "What they heard me say between the pitch and the changing rooms is that we must never lose our identity. Indeed, even more so we must show the organisation, the football thinking that allowed us to play in a final. With adjustments and adaptations at the individual: maximum perception of danger, concreteness and concentration on everything you are going to do. The detail. There is no time to reply and it is a final, so I say identity and competitive fury. That must not be missing, the match is much too important."