Bologna played an outstanding game but came away with no points from San Siro due to Balotelli’s breathtaking game winning goal from distance. The coach Davide Ballardini spoke to the press afterwards.
“Bologna did a very good game, especially in the second half, building a couple of chances and not letting Milan do nothing. Rossoneri have great players that can solve the game in any moment. I’m very angry but the attitude of the team gives me serenity, there are the bases to do well.”
“Bologna is a team and proved it today, we are happy for Diamanti but we have players that are as good as him. We have Laxalt, Kone, Cristaldo, Acquafresca. Kone isn’t feeling well, he’s still not at the top of the condition, when he can cover multiple positions, he’s an important player for us.”
“There is a huge regret because we didn’t deserve to lose, but also satisfaction for the excellent game we played. It’s true that we have 21 points, but also that there are 4 teams behind us. When I arrived here, I knew what the situation was and I think have some experience in these conditions, as I took over during the season for seven times.”
“This is how Bologna has to be: tight, ferocious in winning the ball back, quick in going towards the opponents’ goal. We must turn this anger for the defeat into ability for the next game.”
“I give all the credits to who scored that goal, because it’s from 35 meters. Maybe we could close on him faster, but only a champion could invent a shot like that. Milas has many champions. I never blame one players because if you make a mistake, the others must make up for that.”
“I didn’t suffer from Diamanti’s farewell. We lost a great player but the team is composed by many wonderful and capable guys that proved in Turin and in Milan that they know how to express on good levels. We must continue on this path.”
“The fans are fundamental because in the moment of need they understood that their support is too precious for us. They showed all the love they have for the jersey and I thank them for understating the moment and getting closer to the team.”