Novellino explains Diana axe
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Walter Novellino has played down talk of a dispute between himself and Aimo Diana.Sampdoria coach Walter Novellino has played down talk of a dispute between himself and Aimo Diana.
The midfielder was left on the bench for the weekend clash with Lazio, before emerging as a substitute and opening the scoring late on.
Novellino has stressed the pair have not fallen out and that he was simply pleased with Max Tonetto's form while Diana was on international duty with Italy.
"There are no problems with Diana," explained Novellino.
"He stayed on the bench initially because while he was with the National team, Tonetto has played really well recently.
"There is no reason for this to escalate. We are working really well and I'm happy."