16 September 2023
“It was a good match against an excellent team, it was important to win at home, and we had a lot of help from the fans. We must continue to think about working day after day, because our objective remains to be among the top four and therefore for us today, it was a direct clash. I'm a bit disappointed with the goal conceded, but it was an opportunity to see the boys' reaction and they did well. Everyone played their part, and they really wanted the victory, with a good game even when they didn't have possession; the thing that makes me happiest is that at the moment it is difficult for me to choose my formation, as those who enter always do very well. Last year we scored 72 points in a complicated season, today it's different, we're back on track, although unfortunately without European competition. We still have to find a bit of balance, but the team is growing."
“The only way this match could have gone better would have been to not concede a goal, but it is a victory that gives us a boost. We have worked hard for this, but you never know how the match after the break will go. We were solid, compact and we deserved to win. I must congratulate Lazio, they are an excellent team. Last year was a very difficult year for us from every point of view, and we didn't do badly; we feel angry, and only with this aggression, with this compactness, with this unity can we achieve great things. Let's take it game by game. Federico Chiesa? We are great friends, we have known each other for a long time, we played together at Fiorentina, now we can finally play together here too. I am very happy to have him next to me, he is very important for the team from many points of view, we are happy that he is one of our players, I am convinced that we will do great together."