Fiorentina’s Ranieri dedicates victory to partner, soon to be a father

Fiorentina defender Luca Ranieri expressed his satisfaction after his side managed to secure a draw with Ferencvaros in the Conference League. Speaking to Sky Sport post-match, Ranieri, who found the net during the match, summarized the high-pressure encounter.

Ranieri was ecstatic about his scoring feat, “An immense joy…We were looking for the goal. Good not to ever give up and attack, finally it arrived. I’m happy to have made another in Europe,” said the defender, dedicated the goal to his girlfriend who is due to give birth within a month.

Discussing Fiorentina’s position in the Conference League, Ranieri emphasized the team’s solid performance. “It’s nice, but the important thing is that we passed as the top of the group,” he noted. Looking ahead, he signaled readiness for their encounter against Verona.

Acknowledging the difficulty of the match, Ranieri stated that the team expected a tough challenge. “We expected it. Intense first half, with a lot of dirty balls but we haven’t conceded. Then we conceded a goal, but good to not give up and believe,” he said.

In terms of his personal journey, Ranieri admitted that it was not straightforward. He pointed out, “The last two years have served, I have waited a lot and finally my moment has arrived. Even though I am playing a lot, I must continue…Sometimes I get agitated and tire too much; I must improve in this but it’s part of my DNA.”

Finally, the defender expressed gratitude to Fiorentina’s fans, dedicating the team’s qualification to them. He also expressed hope for the speedy recovery of his teammate, Gonzalez, highlighting that he is vital to the team.

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