“Keeping the ball means nothing in football, as you have to finish it off with goals. It is not a boxing match to be decided on points. We had five or six chances and allowed Roma very few opportunities.”
Del Neri surprised by leaving Alessandro Del Piero on the bench, but his replacement Vincenzo Iaquinta scored the goal.
“He did very well and used up a lot of energy. We did everything we could to bring home the three points and were on a par with Roma, so I am very happy with my lads.
“If we maintain this spirit, we can go far this season in Serie A.”