Cambiasso: "We've always been calm"

MILAN – A super Cambiasso covered every blade of grass against AC Milan. After the match he admitted: "I guess our football wasn’t that pretty when we went down to ten men. We were efficient though when we had to hang on. Overall we put in the better performance. We’re calm now but we were calm even when things weren’t going quite so well. We still have a lot of work and improving to do, we have to help the new youngsters, although they are doing well already. We must all keep our feet on the ground. Did we defend better a man down? Before the sending off we tried to play more, but I don’t think AC Milan had any clear-cut chances when we had 11 or 10 men."

On how the result affects the standings: "We’re just trying to keep going forwards." And the episodes that didn’t go the Rossoneri’s way? "The whistle was blown well before Montolivo scored, so I wouldn’t really call it a goal. Their claim for a penalty? Just that – a claim."

What about the team’s progress? "We’re a team on the up, we’re coming along well now. I also wanted to point out Ranocchia’s act of fair play amidst all the chaos of a derby: in the first half he admitted he was the last one to touch the ball for that corner."

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