Venditti Looks Ahead To Worcester Encounter

Monday 29 February 2016 Written by: Adam

Giovanbattista “Giamba” Venditti was keen to put Newcastle Falcons’ loss to Gloucester behind him ahead of this Friday’s Aviva Premiership home fixture against Worcester Warriors.

Speaking after his seventh appearance for the club since signing from Zebre last summer, the Winger said:

“Today was a bad day at the office and we’re disappointed with the result because we came here with ambition and wanted to get the win.”

In a game that saw the Falcons three tries down before half time, Venditti praised his opponents, but also spoke of the focus areas his team had already highlighted within their own performance.

“Gloucester played very well but in the first half we weren’t accurate enough, which made it difficult to come back after we went 20 points down.

“A lot of what we did today could have been improved; our set piece could have been better and as a back line we didn’t make enough of our chances.”

However, the 33-times capped Italian international believes the team need to put their Kingsholm defeat far behind them in preparation for this Friday’s Round 15 fixture.

“We need to get today out of our heads as soon as we can because Worcester will be an important game for us at home.

“We’ve had a couple of good months and have done really well so we need to put this bad day behind us and get back to the way we have been over the last few weeks.

“Friday is really important for us and we’re happy to be playing back at home; the crowd at Kingston Park is amazing and although we’ve improved with every game the crowd seems to have grown too, so it’s important we kick on again ready to play in front of them!”

Friday’s game against Worcester Warriors kicks off at 7.45pm at Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park Stadium. Tickets for that game are on sale [online][1], in person from the Kingston Park Stadium Box Office or by calling the Falcons’ 24 hour Ticket Hotline on 0871 226 6060 starting from £15 for adults and £5.50 for juniors.