The Nerazzurri scraped to a 1-0 victory thanks to Santiago Garcia putting through his own net.
â€śAt a time like this when we are not at our best, I liked the attitude of the team and the consistent performance,â€ť said the Coach.
â€śIn the second half we dipped in form again, then the goal made it all easier. We have specific characteristics and a structure that has to feed the strikers. Diego Milito just about passed a fitness test to be here and gave his contribution.
â€śWe played as well as we could right now, allowing Palermo only long-range efforts and that is an important sign.
â€śI replaced Milito with Fredy Guarin because we were too crammed into the Palermo box and I wanted to create some space with a player further away from the area. Thankfully it went well. Antonio Cassano has different characteristics to Philippe Coutinho, so we couldnâ€™t take the same approach we had against Juventus.â€ť