Tuesday September 20 2011
Tesser: 'I didn't expect to win'

Attilio Tesser admits he “did not expect” his Novara to beat Inter so comprehensively, but encouraged Gian Piero Gasperini.

The Serie A new boys played their first top flight home game in 55 years and caused a huge upset.

“The lads deserved the win and it's very satisfying,” said Tesser. “To tell the truth, I honestly did not expect the victory against Inter, but I did expect the performance, because we'd also done well previously.

“We were able to work hard and had the right intensity. The victory was deserved and it gives us more confidence to go forward. With this spirit, we can get a result against anyone.”

However, the result could prove to be a disaster for Inter Coach Gasperini, who is now hanging by a thread.

“It's a shame for Gasperini, as I respect him, especially as his teams always play good football.”