Davide Ballardini lost on his Cagliari debut against Inter and blamed the officials. “Only at San Siro can you not see that was offside.”
The Sardinians were holding firm until Thiago Motta prodded in from close range while clearly in an offside position. A few minutes later, Philippe Coutinho added a second in the 2-1 final result.
“Thiago Motta’s goal? Only at San Siro can you not see that was offside,” sniped the Coach.
“Cagliari’s performance was good, but we have to be stronger in the attack as well. We’ve got to have more courage in the final third and I don’t just mean the strikers.”
This was Ballardini’s debut in place of Massimo Ficcadenti, although it is actually his third stint on the Cagliari bench.
“I am tied to Sardinia and these people, but all that has nothing to do with what we have to achieve from here on in, because there are many difficulties and we must be prepared.”
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