Sunday November 3 2019
Berardi: 'We must work on defence'

Domenico Berardi says Sassuolo need to work on their defensive shape after a 2-2 draw with Lecce, but believes that's the price for playing good football.

With five minutes remaining, Berardi scored the equaliser to secure a 2-2 result at the Stadio Via del Mare, his seventh goal of the season.

"It was a difficult moment, but it was important to bring home a result," Berardi told DAZN after the game.

"We regret not taking all three points, but we are content with the draw, which was right.

"We like to play with the ball on the ground, and perhaps we concede too many goals."

Sassuolo have conceded 22 goals in 11 games, amongst the highest in the division.

"We have to work more on the defensive phase. When we improve that, we will get out of the bottom half of the table."

Sassuolo are currently 15th in the Serie A standings, but also have a game in hand to be played against Brescia next month.

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