Thursday October 31 2013
Sannino: 'Chievo did all we could'

Giuseppe Sannino notes Chievo did “what we could” against Roma and admits his job is in the balance.

“We did what we had to do and what we could do against a side like Roma. We leave with a negative result, but a positive performance,” he told Sky Sport Italia after a 1-0 defeat.

“I think a team like ours will inevitably be more likely to make mistakes as the game wears on, because we have to be physically at 100 per cent to counter their technique.

“On the goal Nicolas Frey was a fraction of a second late on closing down Alessandro Florenzi and that’s all he needs.”

The Flying Donkeys were further dented by losing Cyril Thereau to an injury in the warm-up.

“Thereau? I judge the players who took part in the game and I believe they did very well. We struggle to create scoring opportunities, we know that, and I would like us to be more dangerous in attack. The lads have been extraordinary, though.”

Speculation escalates around Sannino’s position after a sixth consecutive defeat.

“I don’t talk about bad luck. We entered a vortex after the defeat to Juventus when we did well to shake off an incident that went against us. Since then, we’ve been paying for every little mistake.

“We must look at the result, but also the efforts of the Chievo players and their hard work rate. Even if I am a Coach who is up for debate, as I must be after eight defeats in 10 games, I still have to say it’s strange looking at the performances.

“It is normal for Chievo to consider their options, as they have been in Serie A for a long time and have many interests here. All I can say is that I am pleased with my work and leave the decision to those who need to make these choices.”

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