They say that people can learn more from their mistakes than from their successes in certain circumstances and perhaps that is the best way to reflect on Wednesday’s 3-0 normal-time loss and eventual penalty shoot-out victory over Inter in the Coppa Italia semi-finals.
From Juan Cuadrado’s point of view, discussing the Bianconeri’s midweek encounter at the San Siro and looking ahead to Sunday’s Serie A trip to Atalanta with Sky Sports Italia and Mediaset this afternoon, the lessons learnt from that Inter defeat will only serve to redouble his team’s efforts and determination for the rest of the season.
“Inter played very well on Wednesday night and capitalised on one of our weaker performances of the season so far,” he began. “All that matters now is that we have a Coppa Italia final to look forward to and that will keep us motivated until the end of the campaign.
“The key now is to tackle each game with the right mindset and make sure we are just as focused from one week to the next.”
With the first of the campaign’s objectives already ticked off, the Colombian has called on his team-mates to turn attentions to the second, that of lifting the Serie A title for a fifth consecutive time, beginning with Sunday’s meeting with Atalanta in Bergamo.