Pazzini eyes Viola stay
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fiorentina striker Giampaolo Pazzini has confirmed he is keen to remain with Viola.
Fiorentina striker Giampaolo Pazzini has confirmed he is keen to remain with Viola next term despite an up and down season.
After initially starting promisingly, Pazzini fell out of favour with coach Cesare Prandelli, and his five goal tally means he is firmly in the shade of prolific team-mate Luca Toni.
However, the former Atalanta star insists he is happy at Stadio Artemio Franchi and is keen to impress next season for the UEFA Champions League hopefuls.
"I wouldn't leave because here I feel really good and if I left Florence I know I could not find something better," Pazzini told Corriere dello Sport.
"My personal season? I'm not surely satisfied 100 percent, I thought I would be able to do better and more.
"I started positively, then something didn't go.
"In the positive things I'd put the goal against Livorno, the good match against Juve in Coppa Italia, the goal scored against Siena."
A victory against Chievo on Sunday will ensure Fiorentina cap a fine season by finishing in fourth ahead of Roma, earning them UEFA Champions League qualification, and Pazzini says the Florentines fully deserve their success.
"The team instead have been fantastic, we must beat Chievo to celebrate an incredible aim, but its clear that whatever happens on Sunday Fiorentina deserve the best possible mark."