A first half goal by Simy gave the Pitagorici just their second victory in 10 Serie A matches.
“I am rejoicing for Crotone's victory," a relieved Zenga declared. “I don't look at what our rivals are doing, that isn't part of my character.
“I am happy because Crotone played a good match and won. They are three important points for us.
“We will fight until the last day of the season.
“There can't be too much negativity around, challenges are good. There are more matches to play, there will be others like that until the end of the season."