Cagliari Coach Ivo Pulga was “satisfied” to start his Sardinian career with a victory away to Torino.
The tactician and assistant Diego Lopez stepped in for Massimo Ficcadenti this week and earned a 1-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico.
“Lopez gave instructions for the set pieces, while I was in charge of movements and positioning,” revealed Pulga.
“We collaborate a great deal, as is normal in a team like ours, but I remain the Coach. We must compliment Ficcadenti, as he left behind a side in good shape.
“Obviously I’m satisfied, because it’s not easy to win away to Torino on your Serie A debut.”
Cagliari won the match thanks to a controversial penalty.
“The footage speaks for itself and I don’t think there can be any debate, as his hands were held out from his body to block a shot heading for goal.”
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