Sunday January 16 2011
De Canio: 'We can survive this way'

Gigi De Canio's Lecce have taken four points off Lazio and Milan. “This is the way we can stay in Serie A.”

Last week's 2-1 victory at the Olimpico was followed up by holding the leaders to a 1-1 draw.

“Our first reaction after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal was simply to be stunned,” revealed the Coach.

“We complimented him on an amazing strike, then got worried and felt regret at going behind.

“We managed to get back on track to take a point off Milan. This is the way we can stay in Serie A.

“We may be battling against relegation, but we're relaxed and the four points against the leading two teams is down to all the work we've done over the last six months.

“I want my side to always play with this mentality and am very satisfied with the character shown by my squad.”

Goalkeeper Antonio Rosati was more amazed than anyone at Ibra's lob from 25 metres.

“Ibrahimovic scored an extraordinary goal and took everyone by surprise. Nobody expected him to bring out a shot like that in those circumstances, but that's why he is a champion.”