Di Francesco says Cagliari need to sign new players in January.
Cagliari hosted Benevento tonight but eventually lost 2-1 to finish 15th in the table. With this result, Cagliari are only 2 points away from the relegation zone. The Sardinians have not defeated their opponents in the last 9 games.
We had a good start and in our best moment they scored twice. We tried to react pressing higher, but it didn’t work. We must remain focused
,” Di Francesco told Sky Sport after the game.
Players are wrong when they try to win games on their own. We are panicking as soon as we face difficult times during a game and we must work on it,
” he added.
“The second goal makes me angry, we were naïve and Benevento were smart in the final minutes.”
Naithan Nandez was sent off in the second half after ironically applauding the referee, while Nainggolan started the game and played 80 minutes.
I am sorry, I don’t know what happened [with Nandez],
” said Di Francesco.
“It surely didn’t help, we need to gain self-esteem.
“Everyone must do more, we were without [Diego] Godin too.”
Di Francesco is looking to sign several new players in the January transfer window.
“We need help, I’ve spoken with the club. We are short of options in midfield, Nainggolan did well in the first half.”