Sunday January 16 2011
Ranieri: 'Cesena are our bĂȘte noir'

Claudio Ranieri warns Cesena “are our bête noir,” but Roma believed to the final whistle and snatched the points.

The opening round of the season was a 0-0 draw at the Olimpico and it was heading that way at the Stadio Manuzzi this afternoon before Max Pellegrino accidentally prodded into his own net.

“It was not an easy game, as if Roma had never won here before, it suggests Cesena are our bête noir,” said the Coach.

“We played a good first half, pinned them back into their penalty area in the second and believed right to the very end.”

Ranieri's substitutions were again at the heart of the result, as Marco Borriello and Adriano contributed to the goal.

“It is important for a team to have quality players. You have to make the most of them and use those talents, otherwise there is no point having them.”

Mirko Vucinic and Jeremy Menez were visibly irritated when they were replaced.

“We spend too much time talking about moments of unhappiness during substitutions,” added Ranieri.

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