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Richards, Badelj happy to see Viola bounce back

While Angelos Anastasiadis bemoaned PAOK FC creating ACF Fiorentina's chances for them, Micah Richards and Milan Badelj delighted in the Viola's return to winning ways.

Juan Vargas celebrates after scoring the only goal
Juan Vargas celebrates after scoring the only goal ©AFP/Getty Images

Micah Richards pleased with Fiorentina's clean sheet in Greece
Milan Badelj delighted with response to 2-0 defeat by SS Lazio
PAOK coach Angelos Anastasiadis rues mistakes
Juan Vargas's 38th-minute strike maintains Fiorentina's 100% record
Next games: Fiorentina v PAOK (6 November)

Micah Richards, Fiorentina defender
It was a great victory and it was especially pleasing to win without conceding a goal. I am really happy with how we played and got the three points after losing in Serie A in our last league game. I'm feeling good because it seems that I've got over the injury problems I've had. The fact I got through the whole 90 minutes is very important. Now our minds turn to the next league game against AC Milan.

Milan Badelj, Fiorentina defender
We've played very well here against a very organised team and I'm happy because we reacted well to losing against Lazio in our previous Serie A match. It's really hard to play and keep calm at this ground; the fans are so passionate and noisy. Well done to them. That makes our victory even more satisfying.

Angelos Anastasiadis, PAOK coach
We failed to do the things that we can and what we practised in training. Instead of Fiorentina creating their own chances, we created three for them. We paid the price for our mistakes against an experienced team, with players who play in a league at a very high level. As for the remainder of the group matches, I believe we can beat any opponent. The rest [whether we can qualify] is for others to decide.