"We're called for an important reaction which in my opinion, according on how we're working and on how we're mentally, it can happen." - THE PRESS CONFERENCE OF NESTA -
DUBAI - These are the declarations of Alessandro Nesta during today's press conference:
"Following the resumption, a delicate moment of the season will start because we shall have to face various league games close to one another in a short period of time and the unusual situation is that at home we have not won yet. We are therefore called for an important reaction which in my opinion, according on how we are working and how we are mentally, it can happen. The objective is that of winning as many games as possible, one after the other, and therefore enter a positive series of results. For the fight for the fourth place I think there will be a particularly dangerous opponent: Fiorentina.
"I don't know how to explain the differences of our performance in the Champions League and Serie A, but what is sure is that we must react and this training camp period will surely do us good because working in a warm environment does well both to the head and the legs.
"Ronaldo? He's training with a lot of happiness. Right now I don't know his real physical condition and what are his possibilities to be back in action as soon as possible, but I'm convinced that there is the possibility to do so especially at Milan.
"The goal I scored in the Yokohama final was important for me because I scored it during an action. In any case, I cannot say that it was a goal which changed my life and at that moment I did not think about anything, but I was happy and did not think about the World Cup final which I did not play with my national team.
"We could have won the match against Inter, as there were not particular signs which allowed us to understand that Inter could score against us, but apart from Nelson's mistake, he absorbed well until that moment and he arrived for the training camp in a positive way. He's a team-mate and he must be protected and defended from the criticism.
"I don't think that there's a particular absence in the Italian league of players who act as defenders, on the contrary, I believe that there are valid players like Ferrari and Barzagli whom I believe ready to face an eventual call-up in the national team."