Bologna coach Thiago Motta feels that his team played very well despite losing to Inter Milan in Serie A last weekend.

The Rossoblu boss spoke to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, after his team’s dramatic late win over Empoli. He highlighted the importance of the team’s display against the Nerazzurri.

Bologna’s surprise push for Champions League football is back on track.

The Emilian team secured a big win away to Empoli yesterday evening.

It came in the ninetieth minute, courtesy of young former Inter midfielder Giovanni Fabbian. The 21-year-old scored in stoppage time to give his team all three points.

This followed a match in which Bologna had created several good chances to score without finding the back of the net.

That means that Bologna’s advantage in the Serie A table is once again six points over Roma for the time being.

And it means that the Rossoblu have immediately put last weekend’s loss at home to Inter behind them.

That match had seen the Nerazzurri win 1-0 to continue their own Serie A title charge.

Bologna Coach Thiago Motta Talks Up Team’s Performance Vs Inter

Bologna may have come away from last Saturday’s match empty-handed in terms of the result.

But considering that it came against a team who are in absolutely dominant form at the top of the Serie A table, Rossoblu coach Motta is also focusing on the way that his team performed.

Bologna dominated possession, and also controlled the tempo of the match.

It came as a boost in confidence in self-belief for the Emilians as they push to keep their top four place.

Asked if he felt there was any risk of last weekend’s result having ripple effects for his team, Motta replied “No, not at all.”

“We played very well in that match,” he went on. “And I mean throughout the entire match.”

“And it was against the team who are top of the table,” the coach added.

“We’re in great form, and today we got a big win,” Motta said after the win over Empoli.

The Bologna coach also praised the match-winner Fabbian. The young midfielder made the move to the Rossoblu from Inter last summer, although the Nerazzurri retain a buyback option.

“Gio came onto the pitch with the right attitude,” Motta said.

“But the right attitude is not something that you create on the pitch. It’s something you create during the week in training.”

“That’s why he came on and scored,” the Bologna coach stressed.