Giuseppe Vialli believes he’s in a better position to negotiate with the fans in the future after his side’s 0-0 draw at home to Bologna on Saturday.
The Bianconeri lost a penalty in the 81st minute of Saturday’s clash at the Stadio Olimpico and failed to clear a crossbar in the second half, but Giuseppi Vialli says he’s still in a good position to agree a deal with the away supporters and to negotiate for the future.
“I’m in a situation where I have a lot of respect for the supporters,” Vialli told L’Equipe.
“They’re a fantastic and loyal group.
I think they’ll be a lot more respectful of us now that they’re here.”
It’s not easy to negotiate.
There are a lot reasons why we’ve lost respect.
I don’t know if we’ll be able to change that, but I’m very confident that I can do so.
“When you talk about respect, I think the supporters are always more respectful than the players.
I’m not saying we’re better, I’m just saying that we’re not in a position where we’re at a disadvantage.”
Vicialli also said he has no regrets about his decision to take on the role of coach after the Bianconeros were relegated to Serie B last season.
“The most important thing was to win,” he said.
“I think that’s what we did.
The club’s in good shape and I’m a good coach.
I feel good about my job.
I’ve been very lucky in terms of the season.
I never expected to be promoted but it happened.”
The Italian tactician has been one of the most popular figures at the club since taking over as coach in July.
The Biancones are now in 11th place in Serie A and the Coppa Italia with two games remaining, but the side are still two points adrift of fourth place with two matches left.
“We have a good feeling and the fans are very happy.
I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us,” he added.
“We have lost a lot, and I hope we can be able with the new coach to do better.”