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Fiorentina lost 2-1 to Roma yesterday at Stadio Artemio Franchi and are now in second place. The fans of curva fiesole, where the viola supporters gather, cheered on their players as they went into the tunnel after the game.

It has been a brutal week for Fiorentina with three consecutive losses to Napoli, Lech and Roma, respectively. Despite this tough stretch, the viola faithful were supportive of their team. In fairness, Fiorentina were playing great football and in most instances dictated the pace of the game but were unlucky with their finishing. They will need to be more clinicial in the final third, and when Giuseppe Rossi returns 100% it should help in that regard.

Paulo Sousa is not concerned with the string of losses, and remains optimistic Fiorentina can turn things around by continuing to work like they have been doing.

“There is risk we can beat ourselves up with these three losses, but I like what I have been seeing on the pitch, I want the players to continue playing this way. Roma has a stronger lineup, but tonight they won because they played a more solid game. We created many chances, we played with great desire. Unfortunately the result did not reflect the quality of the match we played. We forced Roma to defend with six at the back. We did everything possible to tie the game, but were unable to finish. We deserved more especially with all the opportunities we created.”

Sousa dismissed the need for reinforcements: “We try to improve with the players we have, Bernardeschi played a great game. We know our potential well, we have an unlucky week. If we continue with this good attitude and this desire, I believe we can play on the same level with any top team.”



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