Mancini inisists Galatasaray deserved victory

Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini is adamant they deserved victory in their Champions League clash with Juventus.

Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini is adamant they deserved victory in their Champions League clash with Juventus.

Gala won 1-0 in a game that was played out over two days due to snow and hail.

“It was difficult to play football in these circumstances and I said beforehand it was dangerous for the players, so perhaps better not to play,” Mancini told Sky Sport Italia.

“Last night was practically impossible, as a sheet of ice had formed over the pitch and nobody wanted to continue. I told the UEFA delegate that in my view it wasn’t right to play today either.

“At half-time it was already too late. Juve wanted to play before the game, or at least they didn’t say anything. I agree with Conte, it was impossible to play football for either side. It became a lottery.

“After that it was an open game and we were more aggressive, so deserved the victory, perhaps because we knew that we had to win.”

 
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