Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi reacts after “extraordinary” win over Roma to avoid relegation

John Solano

Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi hailed his side’s determination after they avoided relegation thanks to an injury time goal in their late 2-1 win over Roma on Sunday evening.

The Tuscans achieved salvation in the final moments of the season when M’Baye Niang scored a winner in the 93rd minute—subsequently sending Frosinone and ex-Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco down to Serie B.

“We”re still trying to realise the magnitude of this achievement,” Corsi told DAZN. “It’s been a very tough season, but the team has grown a lot since January.”

“We’ve done something extraordinary. I’ve received a lot of messages of encouragement this week, I’ve never faced a situation this difficult. However, we did well tonight to get a win.”

He added, “We’ve stood by the team, which has done an extraordinary job. The manager [Davide Nicola] is a specialist in situations like this. From a character point of view, he is extraordinary; he immediately gave the team a structure. Now let’s enjoy this salvation and look forward.”

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