“The goal? I received a great ball from Bruno Alves and I’m very happy with it,it was important to get a positive result here and Empoli have got important points at home recently like in the game against Sassuolo. It was important that we ended the negative run of results but let’s not forget that we played against Juventus, Inter and Napoli recently so it’s normal to lose some of them. The attitude and determination from this team have been on show all season, we need to keep going because there are more games left and we need more good results to stay up as soon as possible and that’s our goal.
“We played our game today, like against Cagliari even if we conceded at the end. We’ve always shown that we can play well even if the results haven’t come.Today, we were very focused and we showed that we’re alive. We need to continue like this until the end of the season. We made individual mistakes, the first goal came from a dead ball, the second was a penalty and the third from a rebound that unfortunately went in. We need to turn these negatives around but continue with this attitude because we defended well and we have to focus more on set pieces because they make a difference in Serie A.
“We’ll analyse this game with the Coach and start preparing for the Genoa game on Monday and that’ll be a tough one. The Coach will analyse the mistakes we made and we’ll look to improve in the week. You have to give this team credit, we’re having a good season and we need to continue even if we’ve been through a negative spell lately. We certainly can’t relax after that period but we faced technically good sides. In the first half of the season, we did well while we’ve faced big sides lately who have deserved to win. We need to continue game by game, to be in Serie A we must give our all to get as many points as possible.”