Thursday July 16 2020
Iachini: 'Fiorentina hit by COVID'

Beppe Iachini claims ‘no-one remembers Fiorentina were among the most affected by coronavirus’ after they beat Lecce 3-1 last night.

Fiorentina had won just one of their six games since the restart but were clinical at Lecce, scoring all of their three goals in the first half.

Prior to the resumption, Patrick Cutrone, German Pezzella, Dusan Vlahovic and even Iachini himself were among those in Viola who tested positive for COVID-19.

“We prepared for this game in the right manner,” said the coach after his side’s victory.

“Unfortunately, no-one remembers that we were among the most affected by coronavirus.

“We had several players in bed and not at home. Therefore, it’s normal that we may have suffered more than the others.

“In six games, we created a lot and hit the woodwork five times. They could’ve given us the extra points that this team deserve to have.”