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  07/12/2014: "We are alive and ready to fight for Europe": Pioli
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Stefano Pioli spoke to the media after the 2-1 away victory in Parma;

"Some critics have been underestimating us from the beginning. But today we proved that we are alive and ready to fight for a European spot. We showed our true character and we are where we are due to this".

"Other teams will need to deal with this when they come up against us. The league is very competitive and there have already been a lot of surprises. Teams like Juventus, Roma, Napoli and Genoa are all doing well near the top but we are also ready for the challenge".

"Today we came back to win from behind and it was what we wanted. We were willing and at times our generosity gave Parma chances and put us in trouble. But we continued to believe and we were in the game right until the end".

"My players responded very well with character and determination. We wanted to go back to Rome with a positive result because it has been too long since we won in the league. There was a strong reaction after their goal, we drew right away and then we had several more chances to score and close the match".

"You cannot always play nice, attractive football. You have to show some good quality to obtain results and this is what happened for us today", concluded Pioli.

Author: Boris Pechev
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