The Italian was prepared to say more about his own condition when asked about a calf strain he has suffered.
“My injury is not important,” he smiled, “but I have a big problem in the muscle and it is the fault of Carlo Cudicini and Steve Holland!
“I wanted to run with them and I paid for this because they run very strong. I am getting better. It happened before the Crystal Palace game and during that game I suffered a lot standing up, but now I am getting better.”