21 October 2022
"We must keep going like this, also because we are working hard. The points we have so far are not enough for us and now every game we will have to demonstrate what we have done today. We looked at each other before the game and we told ourselves that we mustn't give up an inch. For me it hasn't been an easy start to the season, but now it's going better and hard work as well as my teammates has helped me a lot. I want to keep giving a hand to this team."
"Tonight we put in a good display and we never once dropped our momentum, however, when you're in trouble, the psychological aspect makes the difference. Tonight, we gave a good account of ourselves and it was important to win since we are behind in the championship and we hadn't won two wins in a row for a while and we have to chase as we've lost points. Now, let's think about the Champions League, an important match awaits us, first of all because we are not out, but also because we are not even in the Europa League. We will face a strong team, we can go there and overturn the result by putting in the right sort of performance for this type of match, we have to be confident. Moise Kean put in a good performance, but he had also done well on Saturday too, he only lacked a goal. Arek Milik is also doing well, having forward options like this makes us calm. Adrien Rabiot has grown a lot, he makes important plays, both going long and on the diagonals, but he still has a lot of room for improvement on a technical level and has a different engine from the others. Filip Kostić is also improving a lot, he knows his teammates and is finding more confidence, one day he could even play at full-back, now he must continue as he's doing. We are becoming a team, with the desire to defend and to keep it tidy, with the compactness and the ability to balance our play that allows us to develop the game in 90 minutes, but we are just at the beginning, this game against Empoli is only the second step."
"I'm very happy, it was a special moment for me, for my family, for the people I train with every day. Serie A football is different from that of Serie C, there are many things to understand and to learn. I dedicate my debut to my girlfriend."
"I'm happy with this evening's match, I know that expectations have risen on me, I want to give my best. Attitude is fundamental, and it has improved a lot. Even at the team level we are more united, the Maccabi Haifa defeat has made us feel ashamed too, but it is through the difficulties that men are seen. To wear this shirt you need to have the heart, and that's what we're trying to show. Against Benfica we start again with the attitude from these two games."