Saturday February 23 2019
D'Aversa: 'Parma can trouble Napoli'

Roberto D’Aversa wants Parma to attack Napoli and “make life as difficult as possible” for them, but admits they concede too many goals.

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“We have numerous problems, as there are quite a few players out of action,” said the Ducali Coach in his Press conference.

“Alessandro Bastoni has also pulled out at the back, while Fabio Ceravolo, Leo Stulac and Matteo Scozzarella are unavailable. We’ll play this fascinating and difficult match in the best way we can. I hope we can find our unity amid the difficulties.

“Clearly, Napoli are so good in possession and pass the ball around well. They deserved more than a draw recently against both Juventus and Fiorentina, so we mustn’t think of them as struggling.

“We’ve got to be aggressive and make life as difficult as possible for Napoli if we want to bring home a result. I don’t believe they will be tired or distracted, as there’s a long way to go and they could still close on Juventus.”

D’Aversa has no qualms about confirming where most of Parma’s problems lie.

“It is obvious that we have conceded too many goals. It’s an area where we need to improve and we didn’t concede goals like that a couple of months ago. The biggest mistake we can make it so believe we’ve already secured our target, because that’s when you let the details slide.”

Parma squad for Torino: Brazao, Frattali, Sepe; Bruno Alves, Dimarco, Gagliolo, Gazzola, Gobbi, Iacoponi; Barillà, Dezi, Diakhate, Kucka, Machin, Rigoni; Biabiany, Davordzie, Gervinho, Inglese, Schiappacasse, Siligardi, Sprocati

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