Bologna coach Thiago Motta is maintaining full concentration on the upcoming Serie A battle against Sassuolo, brushing off recent transfer rumors circulating around him and defender Riccardo Calafiori. Motta, who faces a one-match ban, also shared insights gained from working under Carlo Ancelotti at PSG.
“My players and I are totally focused on Bologna and Sassuolo. Coaching philosophy? I don’t know really, but I’m happy with what I’ve done until now. I’ve learned about freedom in attack and the general organization of the team from a great coach like Carlo Ancelotti.”
“My approach? I don’t like to talk about it, but I always live emotions strongly. I am not proud because I always want to be an example for my players and I always ask them to control their emotions on the pitch.”*
“Kristiansen? He is a fantastic guy; I love his attitude when he gets the ball, his reaction to errors, and his efforts to recover possession because they are similar to mine when I was 16 and I was playing for Barcelona.”
“Joey Saputo? He is a fantastic person, I admire him, and am happy when he is close to the team. These people want to watch football, so I am not proud of my reaction at San Siro. We need this magic, which the guys give, and I hope we can keep the momentum.”