Roberto De Zerbi admits Sassuolo ‘struggled’ in the first half against Spezia before running riot with a 4-1 final result.
The Neroverdi won the game 4-1, although Francesco Caputo had three goals ruled offside via VAR as well.
“We knew it was going to be a difficult game, as Spezia were making history with their first ever Serie A match, so they’d give everything they had,” the coach told DAZN.
“We struggled to a degree and could certainly have done better in the first half, but our performance after the break legitimised the victory.”
Filip Djuricic opened the scoring after a nutmeg and finish from a tight angle, with Gregoire Defrel, Domenico Berardi and Caputo also on target.
“Djuricic is a complete player who can take on many different roles. We are waiting anxiously for the return of Jeremie Boga, who changes the balance of the side and brought so much quality last season. We miss Rogerio, too.
“Aside from the absences, all the forward line scored goals and that is positive.”
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