Sunday November 24 2019
D'Aversa: 'Parma so close to victory'

Parma coach Roberto D'Aversa was disappointed in his side's last-gasp 2-2 draw with Bologna. "If we had won, we wouldn't have stolen anything."

The Gialloblu were winning 2-1 until Bologna equalised in stoppage time through Blerim Dzemaili.

"I think that in terms of scoring chances, had we have won today we wouldn't have stolen anything. I asked the lads not to search for any alibis on the pitch, and we came close to winning," D'Aversa told Sky Sport Italia.

Dejan Kulusevski was again instrumental for the away side, scoring his third of the season, and Juventus director of sport Fabio Paratici was watching from the stands.

"I think that for the sake of Kulusevski, Atalanta and us, he should remain here until the end of the season. It is his first year in Serie A and the situation should be clear. He has immense quality but he still has room to improve. It is essential that he stays here to show his ability."

Parma are now in the top 10, despite going into this weekend with no available strikers due to an injury crisis.

"We started in Serie D four years ago and the second season in Serie A is always difficult, so considering our injury problems too, the lads are doing an amazing job. We are doing something extraordinary."

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