Saturday April 19 2014
Donadoni: 'Parma not inferior to Inter'

Roberto Donadoni felt Parma’s 2-0 defeat to Inter was “undeserved” after a penalty save and red card.

“Parma were not inferior to Inter, so I think it is honest and fair to acknowledge that,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“Aside from the result, if we look purely at the performance, Inter were never superior to us, even when we went a man down. With a little more luck we’d be talking about a different game.

“Gabriel Paletta’s second yellow card was harsh. Even with 10 against 11 we still created great scoring opportunities and hit the woodwork.

“It is always tough to be a man down for an entire half of football, especially against a big club. The fact Inter only scored their second goal at the 90th minute shows that it was an undeserved defeat.

“I think overall in terms of football Parma were in no way inferior to Inter today.”

This was a head-to-head for fifth place, but the result has left the Ducali in joint sixth with Milan, just two points in front of Lazio and Torino.

“There are four games left and we will gamble with all our chances. If at the end we do well, then we’ll go into the Europa League. We’ll try to the very end, but whatever happens what these lads achieved has been extraordinary.”

Antonio Cassano returned to the line-up after two games out, but saw his penalty saved by Samir Handanovic.

“It was an exceptional save and I spoke to Antonio about it in the locker room at half-time. Unfortunately, Ezequiel Schelotto came on and picked up an injury, so we lost a substitution.”

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