29 October 2022
"I've been waiting a lifetime for this goal with this shirt, it was a dream come true! I wanted to go and celebrate with the bench and with my teammates, they helped me a lot. It can be said that it was a goal "alla Del Piero", as a child I often watched how he played, however I really like playing in front of the defence, I play more balls and work on expanding the width. Our task [as youngsters] is to make as much of an impact as possible and our more experienced teammates make us feel secure. Waiting for my moment wasn't easy, but I think I was able to be ready for it."
"Apart from the last shot of the game where we were lucky, the lads played a good match, also technically. We could have made better use of the precision in passing but the important thing was to win, because we came from a bad defeat in Lisbon. Fagioli is a lad of great quality, his role is to direct the play in front of the defence, he has great technique, only that it is a role that he must learn. Samuel Iling-Junior also did very well at giving him a good pass, but everybody did well tonight in a difficult moment and our goal was to move up in the standings. In football, as in life, you fall and get up: you have to stay unfazed and a healthy madness, especially when things go wrong; you have to be mentally strong to face the storm and get up again, finding the balance. We haven't won three league games in a row since March of last year, so it wasn't a foregone conclusion; I have to thank the lads and tomorrow we will have a nice Sunday."
"The three points were fundamental, it's nice to win while suffering. It was a complicated game from the first to the last minute, but we knew how to be a team. I'm very happy for Fagioli, he always works hard and deserves it. Tonight's was a team victory and that's what counts, because the season is long and you have to keep fighting for every ball. Us youngsters feel the responsibility to be here, but that's something that applies to everyone, regardless of age."