Friday January 24 2020
Semplici: 'Atalanta win raised morale'

SPAL coach Leonardo Semplici says their win against Atalanta raised morale and that he’s “happy Kevin Bonifazi has returned.”

SPAL welcome Bologna to the Paolo Mazza tomorrow, with kickoff at 14:00 GMT. You can read the match preview here.

The Ferrara-based side caused a major upset when they beat La Dea away from home on Monday, and Semplici says the morale in the group has lifted.

“Monday’s win rasied morale but it doesn't mean anything. We brought home three important points,” said Semplici in his press conference.

“Tomorrow we need to improve on our performance in Bergamo.”

Kevin Bonifazi has officially returned to the club from Torino, and Semplici says he’s delighted to have him back.

“For Kevin we are waiting for the latest documents to understand if we can use him right away.

“We are happy with his arrival and I thank the club for making the effort, for a player we have wanted for some time.”

Torino’s Iaqo Falque has been linked with SPAL in recent days, but Semplici won’t comment on the situation.

“It’s not a question you have to ask me. At this moment, it’s premature to talk about his arrival”

Semplici states that despite the Rossoblu missing several players, they will be a difficult opponent for SPAL.

“I know that they’re a strong team, and they’ve put together some great performances.

“Certainly the motivational aspect about what happened to Sinisa [Mihajlovic] has allowed them to their hearts into overcoming every obstacle.

“Despite their absences, they will be a strong side. It will be a difficult game, and it’ll be up to us to do well.”

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