Riccardo Orsolini praises Bologna boss Thiago Motta

BOLOGNA, ITALY - JANUARY 09: Riccardo Orsolini of Bologna FC celebrates with Thiago Motta, Head Coach of Bologna FC after scoring the team's first goal during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and Atalanta BC at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on January 09, 2023 in Bologna, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Speaking ahead of his team’s league fixture against Sampdoria, Bologna attacker Riccardo Orsolini expanded on what’s been behind his strong run of form this season.

The 26 year-old is on pace to achieve his best scoring season as a professional, tallying 5 goals and 3 assists thus far in Serie A.

“Right away I had a strong connection with the manager (Thiago Motta), he brought a sense of mental freshness, peace of mind, and new ideas,” Orsolini told Sky Sport.

“I worked hard on my weaknesses and I believe I’m able to express myself better on the pitch now. From the moment he arrived the manager made me feel important.”

“He’s close with all the players and talks to us a lot, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a starter or hardly play.”