He also added that the players "need to improve a lot of things, especially from the mental perspective".
About Sousa, he said that "he has a contract, if the club thinks he's the right man, the right person to be its reference point, we're happy that he can stay so that we can continue the good work begun at the beginning of last year" he told guests at an event organized by the Tuscany region (regional administration, in other words) "Let's hope it's even better next year."
He then went through the season, in which Fiorentina briefly led the league at the start of the season, before falling off and finishing fifth.
"It was tough, after such a good start, to go through those two months when everything went wrong, and results weren't forthcoming".
"It's a pity, because we had the chance to remain at the top, but we ended the season well and we now need to start again in a month's time".