Monday February 13 2012
Zamparini blasts Palermo defence

Maurizio Zamparini is already losing patience with Palermo Coach Bortolo Mutti. “I’m fed up and have told him things need to change.”

The Sicilians had picked up 10 points from four rounds, but were beaten 2-1 at Cagliari on Saturday evening.

“I am fed up,” blasted the President in the Giornale di Sicilia newspaper.

“It’s not possible that in all these years we have been unable to resolve the defensive problems. We can’t keep going around Italy knowing that we’ll always leak goals. I have already spoken to Mutti and told him things need to change.

“We played fairly well in Cagliari, although we gifted two goals and Abel Hernandez missed an incredible chance, so I feel the right result was a draw. I saw character, something that we had lacked in previous outings.

“We’re on the right track, although this team still needs to attend a lecture on how to defend. We’re talking about the ABC of football.”

Mauricio Pinilla scored against his former club, but Zamparini continues to maintain he was right to release the striker in January.

“I’ve not changed my mind. Pinilla is a 28-year-old man with the mind of a 21-year-old. I’d have liked to have seen this sort of performance from him when he was at Palermo. Recently he looked as if he couldn’t care less and I still haven’t understood why he behaved like that.”