After the home defeat against AC Milan, Claudio Ranieri speaks this way in the heat of the moment, applauding his boys and the attitude of the fans.
"We were facing a team with great champions, it showed in Loftus Cheek's goal which really had little to do with what we saw in the second half where, as in the first half, we had played the game. The boys pulled out an important performance, we tried to flush them out because they dribble a lot in their own half of the field, then the two goals came and it's very sorry because in Serie A you can't afford any carelessness. We have to grow, but the spirit of the boys is that of those who do not give up, and we will never give up. We go forward working hard, we have to recover Lapadula and other guys, things are not going well today but with this mentality the inertia will change, I am convinced of it. Today we saw a splendid public that understood the game we played, and so all together we continue with strength."
Zito only had cramps, sometimes he gets too stubborn carrying the ball and could be more incisive offloading and going into space without the ball, but we are trying to rough him up. Nandez is a force of nature, we need patience for everyone because many are not yet in condition, especially in attack where Lapadula is missing and Petagna and Shomurodov need to find their condition quickly, it was not easy today for them to affect. We don't give up and we roll up our sleeves. Radunovic? He made a mistake, I will talk to him with great serenity and understand how he feels, he is a great goalkeeper and behind him there is another one like Scuffet. Oristanio came in very well, he is useful for the cause, in Turin he did very well, a little less well with Inter but after the national team I found the real Oristanio again and as soon as possible I will put him in. He is a loose cannon."
THE RIGHT ATTITUDE
“Today the boys played feeling the importance of this jersey and with a strong sense of belonging, we made mistakes but this was a great game, both in the first and second half. I am proud of the way this team gives its soul, then in front we had champions who took advantage of our mistakes. I have to give kudos to my team, we got off to a good start by going and taking away some of their certainties, mistakes, however, you pay dearly for them."
DESIRE TO CHANGE DIRECTION
"Last place does not affect us, we saw today what the boys are made of. We know how to fight, we proved it last year, if we lost even in Florence and with Roma we would be here, fighting without retreating an inch."