CAGLIARI NEWS

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Inter-Cagliari, Roma-Lazio and Napoli-Juventus.
Inter assistant manager Cristian Stellini believes the referee was a little lenient on Cagliari, but “Lautaro Martinez’s reaction was excessive and he ought to know that.”
Samir Handanovic assured Inter “certainly didn’t drop points because of the referee” after their ill-tempered 1-1 draw with Cagliari.
Rolando Maran praised Cagliari’s tactical approach and confidence in possession at San Siro. “We came here with great character.”
Antonio Conte and the Inter players refused to speak to the media after the 1-1 draw with Cagliari, storming out of San Siro.
Radja Nainggolan felt Cagliari deserved even more than a point against Inter after scoring the equaliser. “I was treated like a mediocre player here.”
Inter were held to a third consecutive 1-1 draw, as after Ashley Young assisted on his debut, Radja Nainggolan snatched a Cagliari equaliser and Lautaro Martinez was sent off for dissent.
Joao Pedro insists Cagliari are “well-prepared” to face Inter at San Siro today and keeps their tactical options open.
Borja Valero expects “a very different game” to Inter’s 4-1 Coppa Italia win over Cagliari, “although obviously we hope it ends with the same result.”
Inter give Ashley Young his debut from the start due to an injury crisis, as Inter host Radja Nainggolan’s Cagliari.
Antonio Conte insists people are expecting too much from Inter, including their January spending spree. “You act as if we bought half of Real Madrid.”
Rolando Maran confirmed Alessio Cragno is back in goal against Inter and he believes Cagliari have “started to turn the tide.”
The agent of Andrea Pinamonti is at the headquarters of Inter in order to free the striker from his contract with Genoa, amidst interest from SPAL and Cagliari.
Romelu Lukaku warned the potential of Serie A is being held back by racism in the stadium. “Sometimes we players have to take matters into our own hands.”
Genoa have announced the signing of Sebastian Eriksson from IFK Göteborg and he has already carried out his first training session today.
The referees for Serie A week 21 have been announced, and Gianpaolo Calvarese has been given the derby match between Roma and Lazio.
Juventus director of sport Fabio Paratici discussed the importance of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Coppa Italia with Roma and Marko Pjaca’s imminent Cagliari move.
Iceland international Birkir Bjarnason explained his transfer to Brescia and how he has “grown so much since I last played in Italy.”
Cagliari are closing in on the loan signing of Juventus attacking midfielder Marko Pjaca, on loan with option to buy for a total €13.5m.
Serie A handed Brescia star Mario Balotelli a two-match ban and a €10,000 fine after the sending off against Cagliari, whilst eight other players are suspended.