Viola star eyes CL place
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tomas Ujfalusi believes that Fiorentina can earn Champions League qualification.
Fiorentina defender Tomas Ujfalusi is hopeful of securing UEFA Champions League qualification this season.
Sunday's 2-1 victory over Siena in the Tuscan derby lifted The Viola back into fourth place in Serie A, but they remain under pressure from in-form Roma.
"The chance of playing in the Champions League is very alluring," said the Czech Republic international. "I hope we will make it.
"Roma's Francesco Totti is out of action with an injury and they are much weaker without him so this could be our chance."
Ujfalusi also urged Fiorentina to do their utmost to keep prolific striker Luca Toni, who has scored 23 goals this season but is attracting interest from several top clubs.
"I hope he will continue on. We rely on him very much," he remarked.
"The club has money for him. If he wants to stay, the management will certainly improve his wage."