Spezia-Venezia post match

May 10, 2024

At the end of Spezia-Venezia, Day 38 of the Serie BKT 2023/24 championship, which finished with the result of 2-1, Venezia coach Paolo Vanoli and Joel Pohjanpalo analyzed the match as follows.

Paolo Vanoli
"First of all I congratulate Spezia, who played a great game, and Como for direct promotion to Serie A. From every defeat we learn something, we have to be good to pull up our heads and make the playoffs. I didn't say anything to the guys, the silence and anger have to stay with us, we have another chance and we have to make the most of it. To get to high levels everything makes a difference, there are other games ahead of us and we are focused on those. In the playoffs we start from scratch, there are important teams still in the game, certainly third place could be useful to us in case of a tie but we have to be good at closing games. At the beginning of the second half we were not good at getting out of their pressure, I thank our fans for their usual support and I am sorry, until the end we want to give everything.“

Joel Pohjanpalo
"Difficult to accept this result, we would have liked to win with all of ourselves but this is soccer. We have to congratulate Spezia, they played very well, now we are focused only on the playoffs. We are very sorry especially for our fans who also today followed us in large numbers, we know that their support in the playoffs can be crucial, surely we want and need to do much better than today. The league's top scorer title only counts if we get a great team result."