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Ranieri – The draw wasn’t good but the goal is good “omen”

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Claudio Ranieri feels that the fact his side scored, even after all their problems against Lecce, it’s a good “omen” of things to come at Sampdoria.

The Premier League-winning manager felt that it wasn’t their night in the game against Lecce on Wednesday.

So when they managed to scrape a draw, he  saw this as a good “omen.”

Claudio Ranieri felt ‘everything was going against’ Sampdoria until a late goal to grab a vital point against Lecce on Wednesday.

The new manager knows that a draw is not a good result in the grander scheme of things, but in all his years of experience, he tries to find something positive in every result.

In an interview reported by Football Italia, he explains his school of thought.

Ranieri sets the scene on the game in Genoa.

He said:

“Everything is going against us at the moment.”

“Compliments to Lecce, who are in good form.”

“All the crossing is not a symptom of confusion.”

“In the first half we were playing with aggression, but Lecce is a team on a good run, and they have taken more points on the road.”

“We expected a match of this kind.”

He felt his team had a good start to the game, but things turned sour very quickly.

He added:

“We started well, missing an opportunity with [Federico] Bonazzoli.”

“They then scored from a rebound. Now everything is, unfortunately, going against us.”

He called on all his experience to try and stimulate things.

He continued:

“I need to say one thing, though; during the last 30 minutes of the match we confused them by going wide.”

“The goal in the stoppage time I take as a good omen.”

The Tinnkerman as he is known for his habit of changing things up appreciates the support of loyal fans.

They apparently appreciated that something was better than nothing from a difficult game,

He concluded:

“I need to thank the supporters, as they let themselves be heard all the way to the end.”

“We are working to do more. ”

“We will see if this is the point that turned our season around.”

It appears the manager also has his players believing this could be something to build on.