Sunday October 20 2019
Maran: 'When you've got Nainggolan...'

Rolando Maran concedes “it’s an advantage to have a player like” Radja Nainggolan, after Cagliari beat SPAL 2-0 with his stunner.

The Sardinians started badly with two straight defeats, but are now unbeaten in six and surged past Roma into fifth place.

“The first two rounds were difficult, but we worked hard and I tip my hat to all the lads who put our training into practice,” the Coach told DAZN.

“We must continue like this, trying to improve, but also maintaining a balance between defence and attack. We need to stay in the game to the last minute, the last centimetre, and these lads have it in their DNA.”

The deadlock was broken by a spectacular Nainggolan chest and volley into the far top corner.

“It’s an advantage to have a player like this in the squad, as he can do that. He has extraordinary technique and you feel his influence throughout the match.”

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