Here’s what the coach has to say ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Torino.
“We’re going into this game with some important players making their return, we’ll approach it with an almost full squad apart from Stulac now that he’s suspended along with Sierralta and Dimarco, the others can be used. It’s better to have difficult decisions to make, a coach always wants this problem. I still have some doubts, I also have to consider training today and make my decisions according to the match and physical condition of the game. Those who come on will be important, not just those who start. There are some who are pushing and would deserve to play straight away.” “How to replace Stulac? Scozzarella has similar charactersitics for the role but I need to evaluate a lot. There are other players such as Rigoni or Deiola with different characteristics. Inglese? He can play from the start but it’s very unlikely that he’ll have 90 minutes in his legs, there’s a lot to evaluate and lots could affect how long he can play for.” Are we too dependant on Inglese? He’s a strong player but Parma have picked up important results without him, I think of the one in Genoa where we played an excellent game and it was the only one where we’ve came from behind to win. You don’t need to change too much from those who’ve taken the team to 14 points. Inglese is certainly an important player, he has the physique, can finish and he makes the team play better.AlbertoGrassiwould like to start but there’s a lot to evaluate and discuss there, playing time can change a lot depending on the situation in the match.” “Torino have great potential, if we analyse their performance against Sampdoria it was brilliant. They have a physical team and players with great technical quality such as IagoFalque, Belotti and Baselli, they’re similar to Atalanta. They could qualify for the Europa League, they make the most of the size of the pitch, we need to do well mentally and be ready for them coming at us. Players who can run will be needed as we look to bring home a result with a balanced approach where we don’t give anything up. “A gift for the new President? I’d look to do it for all, I have a special relationship with the ownership. I’m happy for Pizzarotti, he has passion and these colours are in his blood. He often comes and if he doesn’t he calls, I hope to make him and the entire ownership happy. I’m happy to work with this sense of calm, even if there are seven owners. Pizzarotti will show his passion in this role? “The last match? We all wanted to win against Frosinone, there were two big chances on our part that we didn’t take. Episodes changed the match and as a consequence all the judgements were made. It’s not easy to win or score just because you’re playing against Frosinone, they didn’t give us any space but if it happens to someone else nobody says anything but if it happens to us they say it’s because we play catenaccio. I recently read that we don’t score because we don’t score because we don’t play positive football like Empoli but we’ve scored ten goals like them so let’s be balanced in our judgements. This is Serie A and we know that other teams don’t want to push too far forward when we have players like Gervinho. On Sunday, we had ten men for 30 minutes so we need to look at the positives and we didn’t conceded. Obviously the initial aim was to win but it has to be analysed in relation to the rest of the season. We have 14 points and we’d have taken that before the start of the season. We need balance and understanding of what we have to do other the season because if we think that having 14 points means that we need to beat Frosinone or win at Torino and Genoa means that people haven’t understood what I’ve been saying from the start of the season. “At Torino, we’ll have to do well and cover the length of the pitch so we can defend against them. We’ve prepared for a physical game and we need to be mentally ready and not give anything up.”