Mancini to MP: “We need to improve, but I’m happy”

Mancini to MP: “We need to improve, but I’m happy”
August 23, 2015 23:20
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Speaking to Mediaset Premium after the success achieved in the final minute against Atalanta, Roberto Mancini started by commenting on his unrestrained celebration on the bench for the goal by Jovetic: “I was happy because we had a lot of chances. After ten minutes we played better all the time but could not find the goal, but Atalanta is a team that defends well and even with ten players they are closing down well.”

“The transfer market? We are happy and we enjoy this victory. Today there were surprising results, Inter played a match that was better than good with 70 percent of possession and 21 shots on goal. Icardi? I was wrong and shouldn’t have to put him on the pitch from the start, he was calm and could not run after the bad feeling he had in the last five minutes of the warm ups.”

On the results of the rivals: “The first five or six league games are difficult for everybody. For us it was important to play a good match, suffer little just as we did, we need to improve some things but I’m happy. Kondogbia? Geoffrey improved a lot in the last ten days after he suffered from the loads of preparation. He’s a young guy and you can’t expect him to change the team at once. He needs time, I believe that in the next two years he will become one of the strongest midfielders in the world.”

He ends by talking about the transfer market: “Perisic? I have no idea if he will come. He can play in every position, increase the quality and we are few in number. Tonight I also let an 18 year old guy make his debut. Borini? He’s good and young, he did well in Italy and has had some trouble in England. I like all the good players. Balotelli to AC Milan? I would be happy because he deserves another chance. With his qualities he can be useful to Milan and the Italian national team.”