“It's not an easy arena to play in and Crotone play good football, despite their position in the table," Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia.
“We made life more difficult for ourselves with the penalty miss, but then controlled it well when Crotone reacted."
The crowd reacted too and in stoppages Spalletti turned to face a particularly persistent critic, staring him out.
“I was just trying to watch the game and not bother anyone," smiled the tactician. “This man had been shouting at me for 40 minutes from behind the bench, so I simply made it easier for him and was at his disposal, seeing as he had this irresistible need. If you're going to insult me, you may as well do it to my face."