“You can see the way we want to play with speed and technical quality,” explained Luciano Spalletti after the thumping 10-0 friendly win in Dimaro over Aunane Val Di Non. “Now we need to keep working hard.
“We’ve got an advantage this year because almost all of us know one another already and we know what our roles are. Now it’s key for us to up our fitness and keep taking those forward steps that we need to give the squad both confidence and solidity.
“[Khvicha] Kvaratskhelia is a player who likes taking the opposition on. He knows how to play on his right and his left, and he’s a good finisher too. He’s a top player and we felt he was the right option to replace [Lorenzo] Insigne. The club has completed the left flank with [Mathias] Olivera and he’s working hard to get up to standard.”