“I don’t think the teams ahead of us feel under pressure. I am just happy that my team put in a good performance against a very good side,” said Spalletti.
“It is still wide open for the Champions League. We have a Genoa team in front who play excellent football.”
Francesco Totti opened the scoring before setting up Matteo Brighi for the second, as Edison Cavani had temporarily equalised.
“We were unable to keep control of the match and the tempo for the whole 90 minutes, but we did have our chances.
“Of course I expected it to be a tough game, because I had seen how Palermo have been playing recently.”