Iachini: "Brilliant performance against an in-form team"

Iachini: "Brilliant performance against an in-form team"

17/02/2020 10:49

Beppe Iachini was full of praise for his Fiorentina side after they thrashed Sampdoria 5-1 at Marassi on Sunday afternoon.

“They played brilliantly today,” said Iachini, speaking in his post-match press conference. “It wasn’t easy against a Sampdoria side in good form. They were coming off the back of a great win at Torino and they have real quality in attack, but we played the game we’d prepared in terms of our passing game and the way we kept switching it. We got men forward.

“It’s just a shame that when we were 3-0 up, we made a few mistakes and after just five minutes of 11 versus 10, we found ourselves down to 10 men too. That said, even with ten men we kept playing and doing our job for the whole game. We passed the ball well and created chances.”

Iachini spoke of his satisfaction with the response from the team after a tricky run of results for the Viola.

“I asked the lads to keep doing what we’ve been doing, as I said in the press conference yesterday,” he said. “We’ve only been working together for 40 days, so you can’t expect to have everything, in terms of knowing each other and in terms of what I ask of them. Sometimes we do it well, other times not so well, especially in terms of possession, passing and finding the lines. We’re working hard and progressing.”

Iachini was positive on the development of the team in recent weeks too.

“We’re looking compact and we’re not giving many chances away, but we’re working hard on finding the lines so we can improve on that and create chances to score,” he said. “We want our mentality to be one of never being happy. When we score, we need to have that desire to score a second and a third, combining a respect for the opposition with the right attitude. The lads are trying to implement that.”

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