The Fiorentina boss has fired a warning to ‘quality’ West Ham after a desperately unlucky Coppa Italia final defeat.

West Ham will play Italian side Fiorentina in the club’s first European final for 47 years in just under two weeks.

The Hammers got a good chance to see what they will be up against when La Viola took on Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia final overnight.

Fiorentina took a 1-0 lead inside three minutes as West Ham’s Europa Conference League final opponents went in search of their first major trophy for 22 years.

But Inter turned the game around before half-time to lead 2-1 at the break. And the Champions League finalists held on in the second half to lift the cup.

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Fiorentina boss fires warning to ‘quality’ West Ham after desperately unlucky Coppa Italia final defeat

It was a harsh defeat on Fiorentina who had more possession, 19 shots – eight more than Inter – more shots on target and more passes.

The defeat also denied Fiorentina a Europa League place. They will get another bite at that cherry when West Ham take on the Florence outfit in Prague on June 7th.

Now the Fiorentina boss has fired a warning to ‘quality’ West Ham after the desperately unlucky Coppa Italia final defeat.

Vincenzo Italiano says his side must learn from the mistakes they made against Inter and not repeat them in the Conference League final with West Ham.

The Italian says the Hammers are a good team but has vowed to ensure his side learn big lessons from their domestic cup final.

ACF Fiorentina Training Session and Press Conference
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‘West Ham are a quality side but we’ll learn from mistakes of harsh defeat’

“In the second half we did everything, created numerous scoring opportunities and created big problems for Inter,” Italianso said after the game (Football Italia).

“It’s a pity, we leave with regrets because I think we played on the same level as a fantastic Inter side.

“It’s disappointing, but we have another final to prepare for and two Serie A games, so we cannot let go now, we must remain concentrated…

“We are accustomed to shelving disappointments and getting right back on track. I tell the lads that when you fight with heart and sweat for the shirt, you never really lose. So we tip our hats to Inter, they lift the trophy.

“We will try to avoid making the same mistakes (against West Ham) that we saw tonight, because that too will be a one-off match against a quality team, but if we play with the same spirit seen tonight, I think we can again cause problems for our opponents.”


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