Published on: 05 September 2022

Andrea Sottil gave his thoughts on his Udinese side’s wonderful rout of Jose Mourinho’s Roma:

“A fantastic game throughout. A wonderful performance by the lads this evening – it’s all down to them.

“In terms of levels of cohesion and taking the game to the opponent, we matched our second half against Salernitana. We faced a big test this evening and we showed great personality and courage. Not every team puts four past Roma.”

“As for when Jaka Bijol was forced off, I can’t tell you what words I used when he was substituted. I then put on Enzo Ebosse in order to provide us with thrust on the flanks. I’d like to thank the team and Enzo – he’s a top lad who works so hard. 

“The lads showed that they were in good shape. I opted for Tolgay Arsland and Lazar Samardzic because they’re great on the ball and they would help unlock Roma. The opposition sat deep as if they were expecting to deal with Beto, so it favoured long range efforts. I was aware that it was a risk having Roberto Pereyra mark Leonardo Spinazzola, but he’s got so much energy. He put in a wonderful performance.

“We’ll enjoy this victory but we’ll work as normal ahead of Sassuolo. As for our fans, their support gives us a great boost. I’d appreciated it as a player and now I’m experiencing it as a coach. 

“I’m really happy but I’m not bigging myself up for these wins – we’ve just got to keep working hard. It gives us a confidence boost we need to carry forward.

“While we’ve picked up ten points from five games I’ve got no set goals. We’re just trying to foster a good mentality here, first and foremost.”

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