Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini highlighted that the Viola would need to be prepared for a strong Lazio in tomorrow evening’s Serie A clash.
Speaking to gathered reporters in a press conference (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 57-year-old Italian first spoke about the team’s current state.
We can’t watch the others but only play important games in terms of attention and concentration. We need a high-level performance against a strong team.
Even in Bologna we did this, we wanted to win and we tried. We conceded some unexpected goals but at 3-3 we tried to win.
This spirit must always be there and I must say that when I came back, we were only lacking in the last 20 minutes in Sassuolo.
He touched on how Lazio will approach tomorrow’s game looking keenly for the three points.
That’s right, we’ll have to be ready for them and we’ll have to respond blow for blow against a team with great tactical and technical quality. We’ll have to be attentive and concentrated in both phases.
We don’t have enough home victories and we have to turn things around, trying to do everything we can to get performances that will give us confidence, security and points.
The Fiorentina coach spoke about the physical condition of veteran Franck Ribery.
He’s been training with the squad over the last few days. If the results are positive, he’ll be there without any problems.
Finally, Iachini discussed the duel between forwards Ciro Immobile and Dusan Vlahovic.
Lazio have excellent players in all areas. It’s risky to make a comparison because Immobile has been at extraordinary levels for years in terms of goals.
Dusan has to work with humility to reach the level of these champions and continue to score and play like this.
Fiorentina currently sit 14th in the Serie A table after 34 games, with 35 points. The Florence-based side are only four points ahead of relegation candidates Benevento, who have 31 points.
The Biancocelesti, on the other hand, sit 6th in the league table on 64 points. They are five points behind 4th place AC Milan but have a game in hand, and so are keenly involved in the race for a top-four finish.