Serie A

Bologna coach Thiago Motta discusses Champions League race: “We deserve to be there.”

Andy Mattioli

Bologna manager Thiago Motta discussed the Champions League involving his team, as well as the likes of Juventus, Roma and Atalanta.

During today’s press conference, Motta made comments with regards to Bologna’s position in the Serie A table and reacted to Daniele De Rossi’s praise in his regards.

“Let’s set the record straight, as since the start of the league season we have never been predicted in any race for Europe. The Champions League is a normal obsession for other clubs, such as Inter, Milan, Juventus, Napoli, Lazio, Atalanta or Roma… For us this obsession has never existed.”

“At the moment we are the ‘ball-breakers’ of Serie A here because at the moment no one expected us to be in this position in the standings. This is why we are good for football: we brought excitement, competitiveness and we deserved to be where we are.”

“We will do everything it takes to give our fans a memorable ending to the season.”

“De Rossi? I know him well and I know he’s a great guy who is doing a great job,” said Motta of his former Italy teammate.

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