Motta’s post-match comments
Thiago Motta commented at the end of the match: “I want to applaud my boys because they were fantastic for the whole ninety minutes, always understanding what they had to do. We return to Bologna with our heads held high and tonight we will sleep soundly with the knowledge that we did things the right way.
I don’t want to comment on the penalty incident because I want to talk about other things. Zirkzee? It was a great performance, from the pass for the first goal to the spirit with which he faced certain situations. He has great potential, he gives something extra to the team, I’m happy to have him in the group. Orsolini? Last year he scored many goals but there is also more to football, he has the skills to become great and we will help him to do so. I’m happy with all the newcomers, with their spirit, with how they were on the pitch.”