Friday February 24 2012
Donadoni not stuck in past

Roberto Donadoni says his preparations for Parma mean he has no time to dwell on the past, as he faces former employers Genoa in Week 25.

Before making his name as a Serie A Coach with Livorno and before spells with the likes of the Italian national team, Napoli and Cagliari, the former Milan midfielder spent an unsuccessful few months in charge of the Grifone.

Lasting just three games into the 2003-04 campaign under Enrico Preziosi, it is arguably the least-successful spell of his career so far, but it is not one he claims to be thinking about almost a decade later.

“I do not care about the past,” the 48-year-old told the assembled Press on Friday afternoon.

“I am interested in Parma. The talk of others does not concern me. We face a tough opponent and we have to think about ourselves, because much depends on us, how we approach the game and how we want to pursue it.

“We must think of the game with determination and aggression. We are a team that must keep the pace high, if we can fight on every ball, then we will be dangerous.

“If we don’t then we will create our own difficult terms.”

Last weekend saw Donadoni suffer his first defeat as the Gialloblu’s Coach, in the 1-0 reverse away to Roma.

“The team has been made aware of the errors made against Roma. We studied our mistakes and we worked during the week.

“We need to start playing again against a team that will have great incentives themselves and will want to react to their particular recent struggles.

“We will find a heated atmosphere, so starting with the right attitude will be crucial for us. The next three matches are important, but I think every game is. Things will be clear at the end of this triptych, we will have some clearer ideas.

“But we must think about every single morsel, with the consciousness of knowing that they are morsels that help us grow.”

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