Saturday May 30 2020
Parma: 'Year of sacrifices'

Parma director Daniele Faggiano said the Serie A clubs have to get back on the pitch. ‘It’s going to be a year of sacrifices for everyone.’

Serie A is set to resume on June 20, although the Coppa Italia semi-finals Juventus-Milan and Napoli-Inter are planned a week earlier.

“It’s only right to restart, albeit with the right precautions,” Faggiano told Rai Radio Uno.

“FIGC President Gabriele Gravina gave everyone strength and I hope this difficult situation can get us more united in future. There were losses due to the shutdown and there will be more, especially as we’ll be playing behind closed doors, while the transfer market will certainly have to change.

“Parma players made a great sacrifice by accepting a pay cut and giving a show of unity with the club. It’s going to be a year of sacrifices for everyone, as don’t forget many regular workers won’t be able to go on vacation this year either.

“If we don’t restart now, we never will, so it’s important we get back to work, albeit without fans. It’s a problem playing in July and it’s an even bigger problem if we don’t play, so we’ve just got to deal with it.”

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