Tuesday January 14 2020
Liverani: 'We lack aggressivity'

Fabio Liverani has claimed Lecce “paid for our mistakes” against Parma and admitted they are “lacking aggressivity” after a fourth consecutive loss.

The Giallorossi lost 2-0 at the Ennio Tardini on Monday night and Liverani claimed their own lack of concentration cost them the game.

“The team faced a strong Parma, we had a good game until the goal came, knowing that we had to suffer,” he told the reporters after the match. “With the right movements and the right character, we made Parma run enough.

“The brief moments make the difference in Serie A, we conceded a goal when we were bringing the ball out, then lost our marking. We paid for our mistakes.”

He revealed that the long injury list at Via del Mare has prompted the club to find suitable replacements, and he is looking for “intensity” and “aggressivity”.

“We are trying to improve the squad and to integrate it with different players than the ones we have,” he said. “People with intensity. We have qualities, but we struggle a lot in the two phases.

“We have the risk of getting tired without playing and then we aren’t careful in the non-possession phase. We lack the aggressivity and don’t know how to chase the opponents in the right way.

“We need a defender who might complete the department with a different character from Lucioni and Rossettini. And we need a physical midfielder with intensity and quantity.

“A midfielder who can quickly move from one area to another, and finally an attacking midfielder with certain characteristics to allow us to find space and help us break through.

“I hope that the ones injured will recover as soon as possible and recover completely.”

Their next game is against Inter at home on Sunday and Lecce are currently 17th in the League, one point above the relegation zone.

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