Cagliari forward Riccardo Sottil discussed his move to the Rossoblu on loan from Fiorentina and tomorrow’s game against Inter in an interview in today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
“I’m happy, from the welcome at the airport on my first day in Cagliari to my teammates who made me feel like one of the squad right away, as if I had been here for many years.
“I found great guys as well as great players and this is a positive sensation because Cagliari has a lot of quality and can aspire for important goals. Now thinking about Inter, in the aftermath of their exit from Europe.”
He touched on if he expects an angry or disappointed Inter team tomorrow.
“In my opinion they will be more angry than disappointed. They will come here to do battle but we want to win without looking at who we have in front of us.
“This is the coach’s mentality and we will play with an open mind. There will be the utmost respect for them because they are a great team, but we will do our best to get the three points.”
The 21-year-old Italian has touched on goals he’s scored against the Nerazzurri already in his career.
“I scored several times against Inter in the Primavera league and in the Viareggio. Now it will be different but we will all try to do our part.”
The Fiorentina owned winger discussed how much of an effect Covid-19 has had.
“I think a lot because in the end it will also affect the Scudetto race. Important players have been taken away from us, pillars of the team.
“If the virus touches fundamental players, it’s normal that the team suffers.”
The Italian forward spoke about the title race this campaign and how he thinks will win.
“It’s still early because there are too many games to play, but I think it will be a good fight that has been missing for many years. It will be a clash between different contenders that will remain open until the end.”
Finally, Sottil spoke about where Cagliari would end up in the table by the end of the season.
“Even for us it’s too early to talk about the table. We’ll try to get as far as possible thinking about one goal at a time and just focusing on game after game.”
The Rossoblu are currently 11th in Serie A after 10 games, sitting on 12 points, nine behind the Nerazzurri.
They have only won one of their last five league games, against Sampdoria over a month ago.