Adriano: No foul for winner
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Internazionale's Adriano has insisted that he did not foul Cesare Natali.Internazionale star Adriano has insisted that he did not foul Cesare Natali in the build up to his winning goal in a 3-2 win over Atalanta, but his own coach disagrees.
Adriano believes that his winner was cleanly taken, but Inter coach Roberto Mancini thinks that Natali may have a case.
"For my goal I just shot the ball, I didn't have any contact with Natali," insisted Adriano.
"We didn't play too well, but I think we showed that we are not lacking spirit."
Mancini believes that his side deserved victory, but is not adamant that his striker is right about the winner.
"Adriano's winner? I think there was probably contact with Natali," said Mancini.
"I think we deserved to win. In the first half we started positively, then we made a mistake to let them back in.
"In the second half we recovered and Adriano was good."