Here's what the coach had to say ahead of tomorrow afternoon's clash with Atalanta:
"Atalanta are a very good side, they're coached well by Gasperini who I believe is one of the best. We'll look to make life difficult for them also."
"Gervinho is available for tomorrow, however Inglese won't be. Atalanta are a very strong side, physically and technically, we'll need to show maximum respect, their place in the table doesn't reflect who they are."
"Gervinho will probably play from the start tomorrow, he's fine and will stay on for as long as possible, he's working well at the moment, we preferred not to take a risk with him last week."
"So far Gagliolo has had an excellent season, what we've been doing so far is thanks to guys like Riccardo, Bruno Alves and all the rest."
"Ceravolo will start up front tomorrow, than after that I have some doubts about who i'll pick tomorrow, Gobbi trained normally with the group, I still need to make some evaluations on him, however I think Bastoni can cover that role."
"We're aware about how difficult this game will be, they're brilliant at pressing high, it's on us to look to make life difficult for them, we need look to bring home points that will be useful in staying up."
"We took on a very a strong side on Sunday, there were two defensive mistakes, had we done well and taken the lead it would have been a different game,"
"Since I've been here I've always felt the presence of the Italian owners, we're fortunate with this, we've always worked with a sense of calm."
Atalanta – Parma
Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia
Parma travel to Bergamo on Saturday afternoon to kick off this weekend’s round of Serie A fixtures as they take on Gian Piero Gasperini’s rejuvenated Atalanta side.
Parma lost out to Lazio last time out as Simone Inzaghi’s side won 2-0 at the Trdini thanks to two late goals from Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa.
Roberto D’Aversa should have Gervinho available again, the Ivorian sat out the Lazio clash with injury, but having trained all week Parma’s talisman should be available for selection again. Despite Jacopo Dezi and Gianni Munari taking part in some light training this week the duo will miss out yet again along with Alberto Grassi, Federico Di Marco and Francisco Sierralta.
Despite a poor start to the season from Atalanta, they stopped a run of nine games without a win in Serie A and the Europa League last week as the demolished Chievo 5-1, Gasperini will hope they can build on this impressive victory and secure all three points on Saturday and start climbing the league table, once again Saturday's hosts will have to do without Andrea Masiello and Marco Tumminello, Gasperini is tipped to give Duvan Zapata a starting place over Musa Barrow in attack to play along side Papu Gomez.
The last time Parma travelled to Bergamo for Serie A the Ducali were on a huge slump back in October 2014 having won only one of their opening six games, Richmond Boakye made that seven defeats in eight as his last minute goal was enough to secure all three points for the home side.
After his first start in Serie A this season, here’s what Fabio Ceravolo had to say after today’s victory over Genoa:
“I feel good, I was substituted because I had cramp. We showed our strength by not caving in when we went behind. .
“I’m extremely happy to get off the mark this season and I hope that I’ll be able to convert many more chances this season. Our strength is that we are aware of the qualities that we have. We are a team that doesn’t give a lot away. We’re certainly still looking to avoid those relegation spots.
“We will experience more difficult times and right now we just have to think about getting as many points as possible. Serie A is difficult, it isn’t like Serie B. We know that the first defenders are us attackers.
“I haven’t paid attention to the criticism that has been directed towards me. I block it out and work hard both in training and on the pitch. “