Venezia sporting director Mattia Collauto admitted that last weekend’s victory over Roma has brought increased enthusiasm surrounding his team.
The Venetian side handed the Giallorossi their fifth league defeat of the campaign on Sunday afternoon, winning 3-2 over the capital club.
“Sunday was the culmination of a good stretch,” he said during a press conference held earlier this afternoon.
“We got into some trouble early on in the season, but we responded well. Though, we must continue to push through when we face the difficulties that we’ll inevitably encounter.”
“The victory over Roma naturally brought enthusiasm. We really wanted the result to help recover some of the points we dropped in previous matches. If we want to avoid relegation, we’re obligated to get results against the big clubs.”
He added, “There’s been a lot of talk about something extraordinary having gone against Roma in the match. But we did what we had to do in our hunt for salvation.”
“The data says it clearly: Venezia played to win. Mourinho is a great manager, of course, but I’m going to worry the matters in our own house rather than worry about what he said.”