Coach Diego Lopez believes Cagliari would’ve won in Catania if they hadn’t gone down to 10 men.
“It was a good performance and we are happy with it,” he told Sky Sport Italia after a 1-1 draw in Sicily.
“In the most difficult moment of the match we found ourselves down to 10 men, but the team gave an excellent response.
“If we had stayed with 11 players on the pitch, I believe we could’ve gone on to win this match. I didn’t think Danilo Avelar’s second challenge was a foul, but the referee saw it that way and we have to accept it.
“Matias Vecino has settled in very well and is proving his worth. He has plenty of time to earn a call-up to the Uruguayan national team, but can still improve a great deal because he has wonderful technique.”
Cagliari beat Udinese 3-0 last week and earned a point tonight, so it seems the crisis that almost saw Lopez sacked actually helped to bring them together.
“The President and the club wanted to keep me at the helm of this team.”
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