Claudio Ranieri analyzed the Franchi match with the media, these are his statements:
"The match could not have started worse: we take a goal, moreover on a play that we had seen several times during the week. We immediately had a chance to equalize, but we didn't succeed. After a few minutes we conceded the second goal. At that point the boys got into trouble: to start the game in this way, for a group that is looking for its identity, is not easy. And we had a great team in front of us. None of us can be satisfied today, we are much better than that, we did not prove it. Congratulations to Fiorentina, but we have to say mea culpa today. We apologize to our fans."
TOO MANY MISTAKES
"We missed diagonals, supports and passes, we don't usually do that. We made too many mistakes. I am sorry, not worried. I didn't expect such a game: however, we certainly don't give up, let's examine our conscience and start working again. My task will be to put order, we fall down, but we have to get back up right away: that's what I will ask my guys. Radunovic? The role of the goalkeeper is particular. He is probably not serene: I will talk to him again and consider whether to deploy him next."
"We have to work harder, that's the only recipe I know. The quality of A is different from B: before even by making mistakes we could remedy them, now we can't, here you get punished immediately. This is the change of mentality that we have to make. Of today's match I liked the performance of Prati and Oristanio, I liked them and I will take them more into consideration: they played unencumbered by anxiety, giving impetus to the team. The applause from the Franchi? I thank the fans from the bottom of my heart, but now I think of Cagliari. On Sunday we will find Roma, another great team. We have the absolute need to do well, we will have to prepare the match at our best."