Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Italiano insists his team did not deserve to lose against Napoli on Sunday (3/10).
In the seventh week of the 2021/22 Italian League match which took place at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, La Viola took the lead through Lucas Martinez Quarta in the 28th minute. However, in the 38th minute Hirving Lozano was able to equalize.
Napoli certainly brought home the three points after Amir Rrahmani broke into Fiorentina’s goal in the 50th minute. A 2-1 win away from home made the Partenopei even stronger at the top of the Italian League standings by collecting 21 points. Meanwhile, the hosts who lost had to settle for being stuck in fifth place in Serie A.
The match statistics show that the hosts have a 55 to 45 percent advantage in possession of the ball. Unfortunately, Fiorentina only fired 10 shots. While Napoli 12 times. 6 of them are on target. After the match, Vincenzo Italiano assessed that his team should not have lost when playing at their own headquarters.
Talk to DAZN, Vincenzo Italiano says his team shouldn’t have deserved to lose. The reason is, he thinks Fiorentina is playing okay and he is happy with the appearance of his team.
According to him, the factor that his team lost was because the opponent they faced was stronger so that it affected the psychology of the players when they competed. Although his team had played less well in two and a half months, but now he mentions there is improvement in his team.
For information, the defeat of Napoli became the third for Fiorentina this season. Interestingly, in the seven matches in the Italian League that they have played, they have never played a draw like at home and away.
La Viola will next face Venice on 19 October. In that match, Vincenzo Italiano’s men will undergo an away match.
It is worth waiting for whether Fiorentina can respond to the defeat of Napoli or not after the international break.