Wednesday April 8 2020
Iachini: 'Hardest time since the War'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini has claimed players will need ‘three to four weeks’ of training before they can resume and said Italy are going through the ‘hardest moment since the war’.

The Viola are one of the Serie A clubs who confirmed cases of coronavirus in their squad and Iachini has pointed out that the current crisis makes it ‘difficult to think about football’.

“It’s the hardest moment for those who haven’t lived through the last war,” Iachini told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “It will be impossible to forget the Military trucks that took the coffins away from Bergamo and other cities in Lombardy.

“Families torn by pain without even being able to say goodbye to their loved ones.

“Health is the priority. Many people are still dying, it’s difficult to think about football. The decision is up to the competent figures and we will adapt.

“From the first training, we will need at least three to four weeks before returning to the pitch.”

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