"We deserved to win, but we weren’t as good as on other occasions.” Luciano Spalletti praised his side’s performance while highlighting the room for improvement.
"We didn’t do as well as we can today, we’re certainly capable of better. We were sub-par at points."
"We improved over the course of the game, feeding our forwards with better passes, but we underperformed, especially at the start of the match."
"A positive I’d like to highlight is that we played as a team, even when under the kosh. After we drew level we steamrollered Fiorentina who up until then had caused us problems in one-one-one situations.”
"It was a difficult but well-deserved victory, but we need to improve if we’re to play well in more demanding matches than this one. I’m happy with the lads who up until tonight hadn’t played a lot.”
Spalletti also commented on the inspired set-piece routine which led to Amir Rrahmani’s headed goal:
"It’s something our match analyst had drawn our attention to. Every member of our coaching staff plays a big role in the team’s performance".