Pioli happy to end Fiorentinas winless run

first_imgCoach Stefano Pioli is buzzing after defeating Empoli 3-1 in what ended a six-weeks winless run.Fiorentina faced one of the in-form teams Empoli who have amassed 10 points in the previous four games but eventually ended their bad run with a comeback win.“This was a very challenging game, but we were driven and we gave it everything we had,” said Pioli after the match and cited by Football Italia.“After Juventus, Empoli are the team that picked up the most points over the last four games. Considering the context, we did really well.“What I liked the most was our never-say-die spirit. We did not give in after the opponents took advantage of our mistake and scored a goal. We wanted a victory, and we earned it.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I wasn’t expecting an easy encounter. The greatest risk was conceding first, and it happened, but then my lads reacted wonderfully. Today will serve to teach them a lot.“We kept things simple. After all, that’s what we needed at a time like this. My formation was simple too, with three defenders facing up to their two strikers, parity of numbers in the midfield, and easy manoeuvres.“This was just the game we needed, although we might have resolved it earlier.“Now I won’t look at the standings until the winter break. We’ll have three games in close succession to worry about. Milan, Parma, and Genoa are tough opponents, but not out of our reach.”last_img