"Miccoli decided the game with his free kick. Fabrizio is a very important player we can always count on. I had wanted to introduce him only in the last half-hour, but we needed him before then."
"We are happy because we were in a rough position and did not deserve to be," said Miccoli.
"Now with these two important wins we can deal with the final five rounds in a more relaxed atmosphere.
"It was a wonderful feeling to score in the derby. It has been an odd season for me with so many injuries, but I worked hard and thank the Rosanero medical staff.
"Now I am back with a great goal and I am in Seventh Heaven. Palermo are a good squad and could have aimed for something more ambitious this season, but it was an unlucky year."