Bari defender Andrea Ranocchia hailed their performance in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Inter Milan.
âWe were up against champions like Etoâo and Milito, yet we managed to neutralise them and they only scored with a penalty that didnât really exist,â smiled 21-year-old Ranocchia.
âI didnât touch Milito at all in that incident and Bonucci told me he barely grazed his foot. But you know what itâs like when the big clubs play on home turfâŠâ
Ranocchia is still owned by Genoa and is tipped for great things, especially after this debut at the âScala del Calcio.â
âAt the end of the game, we were putting them under the cosh. Inter were tired and we moved the ball around brilliantly.
âWe could have won it, especially if [Vitalii] Kutuzov hadnât wasted that chance in the first half.
âWe had prepared this match to a tee, we knew that we would have to spread the play out and force them to run more, tiring themselves out.â