Sunday May 5 2019
D'Aversa: 'Important Parma point'

Roberto D’Aversa was happy to pick up up "an important point" when Parma came back to draw 3-3 with Sampdoria today.

The Gialloblu took an early lead at home to the Blucerchiati, but found themselves 3-1 down by the 61st minute.

The Ducali are now in 14th position in the table, six points ahead of Empoli, who take up the last relegation spot.

“We started off the match the right way and took the lead, but then maybe we relaxed a bit and switched off. With some teams you can get away with it, but not with a team like Samp,” said D’Aversa in his Press conference.

“They will punish you after the first error. We gave away two soft goals, especially the penalty which was extremely naïve.

“With VAR now football has changed, you have to be more careful inside the box. You can’t do what Federico Dimarco did in the area and not get punished for it.

“We fought back then in the second half and it wasn’t easy. I wouldn’t say it was down to a tactical change, but more so the impact that substitutes Mattia Sprocati and Luca Siligardi had.

“For their second goal we allowed Jakub Jankto too much space and we had worked on that type of situation in training. We can’t keep having the same lapses of concentration during a game.

“We were much better in the second half and we looked like we had the desire to win the match. In the end, it was an important point.”

The Emilia-Romagna side have now gone eight fixtures without a win since beating Genoa at home in March.

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