Thursday January 9 2020
Obiang doesn't 'usually complain'

Pedro Obiang has revealed “a lot of anger” after Sassuolo’s 2-1 defeat to Genoa on Monday and will try to turn it into “something positive” against Udinese.

After a controversial game against Genoa on Monday, Sassuolo left the Marassi empty handed and with two new suspensions.

Coach Roberto De Zerbi accused the referee of being “surgical” in his decisions that damaged the Neroverdi.

But now the former Sampdoria and West Ham midfielder concedes their last two performances “weren’t good enough”.

“There’s a lot of anger. We come from two defeats and we want to back on track with a win,” Obiang told the Mapei Football Center. “Our performances have been good, but apparently not good enough. Our goal is to make this anger into something positive.”

Obiang is looking to bounce back immediately with a win against Udinese and said the team will be missing the suspended duo Domenico Berardi and Locatelli.

“We need to perform better, we are working on it,” he said. “It’s a shame that we are without Locatelli and Berardi. A lot of people often likes to point their finger at him, but as his teammate, I would like to defend him.”

The 27-year-old claimed Sassuolo aren’t a team with a habit of feeling sorry for themselves but said someone must “ask some questions” after the controversial game against Genoa.

“We don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves, like the coach told us yesterday, but on a personal level, this game hurt us, and we aren’t used to complaining.

“We aren’t a team that complains, and we don’t want to do it now. But someone will have to ask some questions…”

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