“As was the case against Chievo, we were slightly careless at times. Tactically, we prepared in a certain way, but there were mistakes from individuals. I’m thinking about their penalty and the fact that such a situation shouldn’t come about from a throw-in when I say this. For their second goal, we didn’t deal with Jankto correctly. Apart from our attitude, it’s also about interpreting matches and being clever. In the second half, the lads got at them and there were situations where we were open at the back, but we had to get back into it. After the break, we showed desire to get a result at all costs, but this is something that should have happened in the first half.
“Defensive mistakes like we committed against Spal are one thing, but improving under certain circumstances is another. Penalties have been awarded because there have been infringements. Football has undergone an evolution with the introduction of VAR, and that’s why there’s all the more reason to be more alert in the box now, as Dimarco was in the second half when he dealt with a much more dangerous ball without committing a foul. We can’t give anything away in the area and need to improve in this respect. Perhaps during the week I’ll blow for more fouls in the area when we play practice matches.
“It can be the case that a misplaced pass can change the outcome of a game. We needed to try and not give anything away against a side that didn’t come to hand anything on a plate for us. Attention to detail is important, we were playing a well-organised team that punish you if you make any mistakes.”