Empoli, Davide Nicola keeps his feet on the ground

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David Nicola’s words after the victory with Torino

Davide Nicola spoke to the microphones of Dazn after the last-gasp success with Torino (3-2). "We know very well that in order to try to achieve this feat that would be in the history of Empoli, we have to work as we are doing, fight and also have that emotional detachment whether the matches are going well or badly – he stressed -. I liked the team tonight, even in recent defeats we showed an identity. With me, the team è the fourth time it has scored three goals on action: we are happy, but there's still a lot to do".

On the choice of Cerri from the 1': "In other teams you could talk about competition, with us there'è more of a collaboration. The strikers have never all had the same form, Niang was coming from a poor period of condition having played little and there'è to be valued even prospects for the future. The choice goes by a physical evaluation, with Inter we had spent a lot and with Torino we needed to exploit a different strategy".

"The quality" of the players I am coaching è a high level of humility" and absolute dedication to work. The mental aspect related to professionalism facilitates the coach&#39s work. Empoli in these 11 matches has really changed everything, I believe a lot in people and the work done on the field. When you have people willing to work and believe in what you are doing, the most beautiful image è the 3-2 final with 20 players all together. That assures and pleases".

"I think he came with the right mentalityà and he is well liked. It was not an easy choice to come to us, but he has worked from day one. I have to manage him as best I can and he has to prove that he is the right man at the right time" concluded Nicola on Niang.

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