(ANSA) – FLORENCE, 02 AUG – “We care a lot about the Conference League, first of all for our fans, and we are convinced that we can play a good season because on paper we have a good squad. ” So Joe Barone after the draw that today, in Nyon, he matched Fiorentina to the Dutch winner Twente and Čukarički Belgrade in the playoffs scheduled for 18 and 25 August, decisive for accessing the group stage of the competition.
” They will be two very important matches – continued the Viola general manager present today at the draw ceremony to the microphones of the Greek broadcaster Cosmote Tv – we will think of one challenge at a time, we are building an important season and we have a lot of confidence in our work and in our identity which is very European ”.
A season that sees the return of Fiorentina on the international scene despite the obstacle of the playoffs to overcome and the possible opening at the end of the year or at the beginning of 2023 of the Viola Park, the futuristic sports center under construction at doors of Florence. ” We have a very hot fans who always follow us and above all there is Rocco Commisso who puts a lot of passion and a lot of his inside the company, for now he has invested a hundred million in the sports center to have and give Fiorentina a important future, we have laid the foundations to grow the company at a European level ”.
Barone then announced the possibility of bringing the team to Greece to play some friendlies during the long break of the championship in November and December for the World Cup.
Meanwhile, tomorrow the Viola will face the second international preparation test, the last in Austria: the opponent will be the Qatar national team, the match will be held in the SAK Arena Nonntal in Salzburg, a facility without stands but with a grassy surface considered better than that of Grodig where on Sunday Fiorentina played and lost with Galatasaray: the decision to change venue was taken due to the complaints of the purple club also about the restricted size of the pitch. Kick-off at 18.
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