Diakhate: "It's time for us to win a trophy"

Diakhate: "It's time for us to win a trophy"

08/06/2018 18:08

Fiorentina Primavera captain Abdou Diakhate says the team are set on winning their Scudetto final against Inter, for themselves, the club, the fans – and Davide Astori.

The Senegal-born midfielder experienced heartbreak at the hands of the Nerazzurri in last season's final, and again in this year's Viareggio Cup, and will be looking to put that right at Mapei Stadium on Saturday.

"We're really excited about playing in this final," the 19-year-old told the official Serie A TIM website.

"We've reached lots of finals recently but unfortunately we haven't won anything yet. We want to do that now and take a trophy back to Florence for our fans and for the club. This year would be even more special as we could dedicate it to our captain Davide Astori."

Diakhate also offer his take on Saturday's opponents Inter.

"Inter are a team we know very well and they've enjoyed a lot of success lately. They're a great team but we've prepared for this game really well and we're ready for them. We don't feel any pressure; we're relaxed and raring to go."

The Primavera Scudetto final between Fiorentina and Inter kicks off at 20:45 CEST at Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia. The match will be broadcast live on Sportitalia, with Raisport showing a replay at 22:35.

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