“We are trying to change and to play higher up on the pitch. Our three, four mistakes today were when losing the ball. The goals remain the same as they were at the beginning of the season. Today we won on a difficult turf; Chievo came from a streak of five straight games without losses. We won and I am happy, but we have a lot of work to do. We become better day after day, but tonight we often failed the last pass. The third spot? We are there. We lost two games and the others didn’t get away from us. We have the chance to go for it and we will try to do so”, said Roberto Mancini to Mediaset Premium.
Mancini also spoke about tactics and the upcoming transfer window.
“We don’t have wingers and this set up gives us the most security. Nagatomo and D’Amborsio are short but they have other qualities. In January it is hard to get players that will change things, we’ll see what we can do. Kovacic? He is youngand he could play in any role. When he matures physically and also tactically he will be decisive.”
Lastly Mancini spoke about the Europa League and the songs against Balotelli:
“It is a goal and a way to reach the Champions League. It will not be easy because there are a lot of strong teams in it. The game against Celtic will be great in front of 60 000 fans, it will not be easy but winning the EL is one of the goals. Balo? I have said that I don’t speak to him since two years, that I care for him and that we don’t have a turbulent relationship. I am sorry about these songs (from the curva)”.