(ANSA) – FLORENCE, AUGUST 14 – “I am very happy, starting with a win was one of our goals. Starting the championship with three points is never easy or obvious, even in view of the Conference we had to keep some players fresh and polished for Thursday In the second half we could have done more, because last year we made better use of our numerical superiority.
We had situations to close the game, even their goalkeeper made incredible saves. However, I’m happy, we did very well in terms of quality. ”So Vincenzo Italiano at the end of his Fiorentina’s victory over Cremonese at the Franchi in Florence.
“I was lucky. It was important to win because we had a great performance – says Rolando Mandragora, speaking of Radu’s ‘duck’ -, it would have been a shame not to bring home the three points. It was a difficult victory, we know that there will be difficult games in the league, we must face them all in the best possible way. Luckily the three points have arrived, we are all happy for this. I wanted to rejoice under Fiesole, doing it on my debut made me happy. Instead, there is a lot of disappointment for a company (the team played in ten for the entire second half due to the expulsion of Escalante) that vanished only in the last seconds of injury time. “I am not at all satisfied – the words of the coach Alvini -, of nothing, because we return home with nothing in hand. We were playing against a great team and it put us in difficulty initially, especially on Sottil’s side. we had the ball we had the idea to hurt too. In the second half we had a great match, Fiorentina had many chances and the victory could be there, but a draw would not have been a scandal. What I felt in the 95th minute ? Sorry for my players and for our fans. Taking a goal like this leaves bitterness, I would have preferred to lose for a goal from Biraghi at the crossroads. Radu? He was down, I told him to raise his head: there is no such mistake, it is canceled. I am very happy with his performance. He is a great goalkeeper, he has been given a label he does not deserve. ” (HANDLE).