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Zatta optimistic for in-form Treviso

Guinness PRO12 Editor

12 Oct 2011

Treviso president Amerino Zatta insists the future is bright after they recorded their third straight RaboDirect PRO12 win, downing Ulster 23-12 at Ravenhill last Friday.

Having made a slow start to the season, picking up just two points from their opening three fixtures, Treviso have turned things around in stunning style with away wins against Glasgow and Ulster, a first ever Italian success at Ravenhill, sandwiching a first home win against the Scarlets.

And with Treviso now lying in the top half of the table before the upcoming three-week break, Zatta believes things are only going to get better when their Italian internationals return from the World Cup.

He said: “The win [against Ulster] was hard-fought but the result was never in doubt which is even more satisfying.

“The credit deserves to go to the team, this great squad of lads, the coach and the rest of the staff, who are doing a fantastic job and who are being repaid for all their efforts. We’re on the right path.

“I have the feeling that it is a young squad with lots of motivation giving us lots of hope for the future.

“We need to keep our feet on the ground and be aware that this is just the first part of the season.

“Once the World Cup is over a lot of internationals will return, which will have an impact on us as well as other teams. It will be an interesting championship with a few more surprises.”