Wednesday December 4 2019
Parma: 'Kulusevski will stay'

Team manager Alessandro Lucarelli insists Dejan Kulusevski will stay at Parma until the summer, advising him to “not look at what’s written about him.”

The Sweden starlet is on loan from Atalanta this season and has really found his feet with the Ducali, attracting interest from the top teams in Serie A.

Despite that, Lucarelli told TV Parma: “He will stay with us until the end of the season. He is a very young boy and must not look at what is written about him.

“Too much praise, especially for a young player, can lead to a drop in performances. He has to keep doing what he has done so far.”

Parma are currently eighth in the League and their former defender is confident they have learnt from last season’s poor spell after the winter break.

“I hope, and I am convinced, that we will not suffer like we did in the second part of last season.

“This is a very competitive League, where any carelessness can cost you dearly. However, we have a solid group that can react in the best way when they’re faced with difficulties.”

The Emilians have brief respite from Serie A action this week as they face Frosinone in the Coppa Italia fourth round tomorrow.

“It’s normal for those who have played a lot to drop a little, both physically and mentally, but unfortunately the emergency linked to injuries has forced us to send them out there."

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