Monday November 11 2013
Iakovenko 'ready to fight' for Viola place

Fiorentina striker Oleksander Iakovenko has insisted that he is ready to fight for his place with the Tuscan side.

The Ukrainian forward has played just 48 minutes of League football after signing for Vincenzo Montella’s side in the summer.

But the 26-year-old has claimed that he wants more playing time, but admits that getting ahead of Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez will be tough.

“I am ready to fight for my place,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport. “But it’s not easy with the attacking options we’ve got at this club.

“Have you seen who I’m up against?

“I’m slowly adapting to the Italia game though.”

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