Prandelli praise for Viola
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cesare Prandelli was thrilled with Fiorentina's 2-1 win over Siena in the Tuscan derby.Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli paid tribute to his side after Giampaolo Pazzini's last minute strike secured a 2-1 victory over Siena in the Tuscan derby.
The Viola have defied expectations this season and are currently in fourth place in Serie A, but Prandelli has admitted that, even if they do not secure UEFA Champions League qualification, his men can look back on their campaign with pride.
"We will struggle day by day against really difficult sides," he commented. "We have already achieved our aim, so whatever happens, we will have done well.
"It was a difficult match (against Siena) because they have a lot of experienced players, but once again my guys showed a lot of determination.
"The team also did really well because a few of them arrived late from their international engagements."
Goalscorer Pazzini also revealed his delight at finding the back of the net, after an indifferent spell which had seen him fall out of favour with Prandelli.
"It hasn't been a good period for me due to the fact that I'm not playing a lot and I had a few problems. I'm happy because a goal has arrived at last."