"The team continued to believe in itself and played its usual style. It wasn't easy because Livorno are strong defensively and then try to hit you on the break, but we stayed calm and waited for the right moment to pounce," said Ranieri.
"We made a few too many mistakes, though. There were a few uncertainties in defence. We were condemned in the pre-season friendlies because we were unable to take our chances, but that wasn't an issue this time."
"It is always wonderful for a tactician to deal with so many quality forwards. I took Del Piero off because he had international duty midweek and I wanted to keep him fresh," explained the former Chelsea and Parma boss.