Saturday March 31 2012
Donadoni hails 'great Parma'

Roberto Donadoni hailed Parma’s “great victory against an excellent Lazio side,” although they are far from safe yet.

The Ducali needed points to break away from the relegation zone and surprised many by beating third-place Lazio 3-1 at the Stadio Tardini this evening.

“It was a great victory against an excellent Lazio side. These lads deserve the win, because they put in a fine performance and it is down to the whole squad,” said Donadoni.

“We know there are many games to go and even more points up for grabs, so we must do a lot more to ensure safety and not rest on our laurels. Let’s not assume we’ve resolved everything with this result.

“After going 2-0 up we did slightly stop playing, but in the second half we fixed that defect too. Everyone did well today, starting from the strikers who helped out the defence to then go on the counter-attack. If they can always play on this level, then we can make a big step forward.

“I urge Jaime Valdes and Jonathan Biabiany to have more belief in their own abilities, so they can convince themselves that they can perform these roles.”

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