Thursday February 20 2020
Grassi: 'D'Aversa our strength'

Alberto Grassi has revealed that coach Roberto D’Aversa has been Parma’s “strength” this term but also points out that the team “have players of great value”.

The Ducali are currently fighting for a place in Europe next season, as they’re tied with Hellas Verona at sixth and Milan at eight.

The 24-year-old midfielder has revealed that the combination of a “beautiful dressing room” and a “very important coach” is the key to the Crociati’s success.

“We are a group that have maturity and strength,” he told La Gazzetta di Parma. “We have a beautiful dressing room. Those who have arrived, immediately integrated in the team. But let’s not forget that we also have players of great value.”

“[D’Aversa] is very important for us, he is the hammer that never stops,” he added. “That’s our strength. Even when we don’t play well, we always have the right aggression to participate.”

After bouncing back from a 1-0 defeat to Lazio with a 1-0 win against Sassuolo last weekend, Parma are back on track ahead of this weekend’s important trip to Turin.

Torino are still looking for their first win under Moreno Longo, but Parma will be confident of prolonging their current slump of form.

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