Florence – The victory over AS Roma in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals did not just mean keeping up Fiorentina win a trophy this season. It was also a sign that La Viola can still survive without the presence of Juan Cuadrado.
Fiorentina will challenge Juventus in the semi-finals after getting rid of Roma at the Olimpico on Wednesday (04/02/2015) pm dawn earlier, with the score 2-0 with two goals from Mario Gomez.
This result is somewhat surprising given the Roman spelled so tough at home this season and they are favored to win. Moreover game contra Rome just two days after the departure of Cuadrado to Chelsea.
Colombian winger was no longer in uniform purple-violet after Fiorentina agreed to remove the tag of 27 million pounds, or about 33 million euros. Arguably this is a great loss for Fiorentina given the important role Cuadrado in the past few seasons.
However, the performance of the current Fiorentina beat Roma at least show that they quickly had forgotten Cuadrado and can still look okay without a 26-year player.
“We can say that we’ve forgotten Juan Cuadrado,” said Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella, as quoted by Soccerway.
“Unfortunately he’s gone, but before he left we had to say goodbye,” he continued.
“We celebrate with him because he will be playing in a great competition, but we must look ahead and on top of it all, the future with the players we have, which gave us a lot of good opportunities,” said Montella.