Zanit Kagan, former Ferencvaros player and current Hungarian Fiorentina player, expects a very good match between the two teams in the second round of the conference league group stage on Thursday.
“Everyone knows that a lot of people in Italy love football, and it’s no different here in Florence. There’s always a full crowd at every match, so it will definitely be a match with a good atmosphere.” – the 26-year-old striker told M4 Sport. He added: “In addition to the championship, Fiorentina is focusing on the conference league. After losing this year’s final, they definitely want to win the series.”.
The Hungarian player, who has been playing football in the Tuscan city since the summer of 2022, believes that Fiorentina have a very stable defence, and their back line is made up of exceptionally good footballers, but Ferencvaros can surprise his opponent with a complete and quick attacking line. Game. He considered explosion and creativity essential.
Zanit Kagan told MTI that his contract with the Italian club runs until the summer of 2024 and that he is completely fascinated by the Italian lifestyle and the constant joy of the people here. He pointed out that he would of course go out to the match and support the two teams a little, and at the same time he wanted these two teams to qualify from the group.
The footballer, who is approaching the formation of his 50th national team, also spoke about the fact that although it is a bit strange to wear the purple jersey after spending eight years at Ferencvaros, he really liked Fiorentina, because here he could feel like a real player. . Professional football player. In the previous season, Fiorentina’s women’s team finished in fourth place, but their current goal is to finish in the top three in Serie A with a new coach and strengthened squad, starting in the Champions League next season. . In this regard, he also spoke about the club’s new training centre, the ultra-modern Viola Park located on the outskirts of the city.
“We were able to move this summer, but it’s not quite ready yet, the landscaping is ongoing. Fiorentina is a partner in providing us with the best possible conditions. Such a background of infrastructure is rare for a women’s team.” – said Zanet Kagan, who revealed that the men’s team captains also used to go to the women’s team’s matches, which is also unusual elsewhere.
Around the Viola Park, which is at least twice the size of the popular Ferencvaros Park, he revealed that the men’s guard block is a miracle of the rehabilitation center and sauna world. They use their own section when they want, but if necessary, they can also use the services of the men’s section after logging in.
According to estimates, the facility, built by owner Rocco Commisso since 2020 with a budget of 110 million euros, is really very modern even visually, with details such as the fact that all the bikes in the park are purple, and in the waiting room, for example, Lily-shaped chairs, a reference to the distinctive flower of the club’s coat of arms. One of the club’s employees also revealed that the location of the women’s section was chosen by Commisso’s wife on the basis that it offers the most beautiful view of the city, which is considered the cradle of the Renaissance, as you can see, for example, the dome of Florence Cathedral.
At the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence, the match between Fiorentina and Ferencvaros will start at 9pm and will be broadcast live on M4 Sport and Kossuth Rádió. It is certain that the Hungarian champion, who has not been defeated in ten matches, will remain at the top of the group with a win, and with a draw, if Belgian Genk wins by a margin of no more than one goal in Serbia when it visits Kokariki.