Monday February 10 2020
Iachini: 'Fiorentina need quality'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini believes he has found the key to turning their season around after recent setbacks. “Football of a higher quality.”

The Viola are back to stuttering again after an initial boost following Vincenzo Montella’s dismissal in December, as they are out of the Coppa Italia and suffered back-to-back Serie A defeats with Juventus and Atalanta.

“Football is made up of moments and we had been putting in good performances before that,” coach Iachini told reporters at the opening of a new football school.

“We played well defensively against Atalanta, as let’s not forget they are the second most prolific team in Europe. We only allowed them three shots on goal, a side that put seven goals past Torino and five past Milan.

“Unfortunately, we made several errors in our passing to play out from defence and that affected our attacking moves. It is all part of the growth process, we’ve been working together for only a month, whereas Juventus haven’t figured out their tactics yet after seven months.

“We need to work on our passing, possession, transitions and in general on creating football of a higher quality. That will help us both when defending and attacking.”

Fiorentina are hoping to have Franck Ribery back soon after his ankle surgery, as pins were removed last week.

“I speak to him regularly, but he’s mostly in contact with the medical staff. He is really eager to get back on the field, but we need to respect the time it takes after a nasty injury.”

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