Andrea Petagna proved the matchwinner just before halftime.
Spalletti said, “I had to put someone fresh in. I had to put in Elmas, then Petagna had to come in. Politano also did very well. We built well, everyone took a little piece of their teammates on their shoulders who can't help out at the moment. It's very good."
On Axel Tuanzebe's debut, after his arrival on-loan from Manchester United, Spalletti said: "Axel is a physical player, who can go and mark a player in the short term. He's a good player, but he'll have to get to know some things and our league is not easy for anyone.
“However, he has qualities and at this moment here he can be a very comfortable alternative, he plays often and every now and then he has to be replaced. Jesus and Rrahmani were exceptional, they held up against everyone and played all the time."
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