Saturday December 30 2017
De Zerbi: 'Benevento must believe'

Roberto De Zerbi celebrated Benevento’s historic first ever Serie A victory. “I know it’s crazy saying you believe in safety, but we’ll see.”

It took 19 rounds – an entire first half of the season – but Massimo Coda sealed a 1-0 win over Chievo.

Their only previous top flight point was a 2-2 draw with Milan.

“We deserved the win in other games too, so these three points can hopefully be the boost we need,” the Coach told Rai Sport.

“I know it’s crazy saying you believe in safety, but a Coach and player has to always believe and aim for the victory every time. We’ll see what happens.

“The January transfer window is coming up and that could also be a turning point for us. Having said that, the quality of the squad at our disposal now is not worthy of propping up the table.

“I tried to let the players realise that they must believe themselves worthy of Serie A, because they are, as it can change the final result.

“Now that we got the first win, I hope that belief will also grow.”

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