Pasquale Marino agreed with Parma's decision to lock the team in a pre-match training camp ahead of the trip to Roma. “Sometimes it's necessary.”
The Coach avoided dismissal after a string of poor results, but remains at risk despite the reassurances of his club.
“I am not particularly in favour of training camps, but sometimes it's necessary for a team to get together and really talk things through,” said Marino.
“At the moment Parma's problem is psychological and probably down to the anxiety of needing a result at all costs.
“We did not come here to unify the squad, as we are already a solid unit. Staying together for a long time helps you to find solutions to problems.”
If the Ducali are hoping to hang on to their Coach, then Roma have already changed theirs and Vincenzo Montella will have his first home game in charge.
“The Roma we'll face tomorrow won't be too different from Claudio Ranieri's version. It's true there have been some tactical changes, but with Luciano Spalletti and even Ranieri they had already played like that.”
Toni Calvo, Rafael Marques, Angelo and Obiorah Nwankwo are likely to miss out, while Hernan Crespo might only be fit for the bench.
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