MONZA PETAGNA – Simple refinement of Monza this morning, leaving for Rome, tonight the Brianzoli will play at the Giallorossi’s home for the fourth day of Serie A.
Monza, Petagna: “You haven’t seen my best version yet”
The new Monza forward, Andrea Petagna, was interviewed on the official microphones of the Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian spoke about many topics and good wishes in terms of implementation for this season. Here are the words of the former Spal:
On the first difficulties with Monza:
“From the beginning of this adventure we knew that it would not be all easy because the team and several players are in their first experience in Serie A. In my opinion we had the right approach to the category, but we missed a little something. We must not panic because the championship is long and we started it with two difficult opponents like Naples and Turin. Defeats hurt, but they must help us grow. Gasperini always told me: “We never lose: we either win or we learn”. He is right! We have to keep training hard and keep the goal in mind ”.
On the experience at Napoli:
“In Naples I lived two incredible years and I was fine. If Berlusconi and Galliani hadn’t looked for me, I would have stayed because De Laurentiis, Giuntoli and Spalletti wanted me to stay. When Berlusconi and Galliani call you, you can’t say no ”.
On the physical condition:
“The first part of the retreat with Napoli went very well, the second a little less because I had in my head… Monza and this choice conditioned me. With my body, two years in which I had no continuity of employment made me lose the race pace and in these first matches as a starter with my new team I was not at the top. Unfortunately I need some more training and some more games… One of my size needs more time to get in shape, but I knew this and I don’t get discouraged. I work to be at my best as quickly as possible. I came to Monza to get back into the game and, at 27, to take the field with more continuity than what happened at Napoli. I am happy with my choice ”.
On personal goals:
“I don’t say a number of goals because the result of the team matters more. In 2017-18 with Atalanta I scored 4 goals and we finished fourth. Do you think I was not happy? In order to save myself with Monza, I would be happy even if I scored only once. 16 goals against Spal? I think the best Petagna has never been seen. I hope to show it at Monza ”.