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Wednesday April 14 2021
De Zerbi: 'I would like to coach abroad'

Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi said he ‘would like to coach abroad’, as his future at the Neroverdi is uncertain. 'Many things must fit together to continue'.

The coach has helped Sassuolo establish themselves in the top half of Serie A but his time at the Mapei Stadium could come to an end after the current campaign.

De Zerbi stressed he will discuss with the managers after the season.

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Monday April 12 2021
De Zerbi: ‘Sassuolo may improve when I leave’

Roberto De Zerbi says Sassuolo may improve when he leaves and insists his side can’t be satisfied with a 1-0 win.

A Federico Barba own goal gave the Neroverdi all the three points against Benevento, but Andrea Consigli was decisive with two crucial saves on the stoppages.

“I am proud to have won in such a difficult pitch. We could have killed the game and avoid Consigli’s saves on the stoppages, but that’s the picture of Sassuolo,” De Zerbi told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday April 11 2021
De Zerbi announces return of Italy internationals

Roberto De Zerbi announces Manuel Locatelli and Gian Marco Ferrari are available against Benevento and reveals why he appreciates Pep Guardiola and Marcelo Bielsa.

The Neroverdi face Benevento away on Monday and both Locatelli and Ferrari return to action.

Sassuolo excluded the duo and Domenico Berardi from their last two games as they had returned from international duty with Italy, where eight players and several staff members had tested positive for COVID.

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Friday April 9 2021
De Zerbi: '250 games are a source of pride'

Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi said his ‘250 games as a coach at 41 are a source of pride’, but stressed he always thinks about ‘the next step’.

The Neroverdi sit ninth in Serie A after 29 games, but De Zerbi admitted he always looks for a way to improve and explained he could feel the pressure when he signed the deal with CEO Giovanni Carnevali and spoke to former President Giorgio Squinzi in 2018.

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Wednesday April 7 2021
De Zerbi slams ref and defensive Inter

Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi was frustrated to leave San Siro empty-handed with 70 per cent possession against Inter, as well as penalty controversy.

The Neroverdi dominated the game, but were 2-0 down to Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez counter-attacks before a late Junior Hamed Traore strike.

“When you play like this and leave empty-handed, it certainly hurts,” De Zerbi told Sky Sport Italia after the 2-1 result.

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Tuesday April 6 2021
De Zerbi stands by Sassuolo COVID choice

Roberto De Zerbi confirms Sassuolo will exclude Italy internationals against Inter tomorrow, even if they test negative for COVID-19. ‘We’ll try to do something different.’

It kicks off on Wednesday at 17.45 UK time (16.45 GMT) and was postponed last month due to the COVID outbreak at Inter.

Although the Nerazzurri have all recovered, Sassuolo are again leaving out Manuel Locatelli and Gian Marco Ferrari, despite the fact they tested negative for COVID-19 after the Italy national team cluster.

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Saturday April 3 2021
De Zerbi: 'This goal can help Raspadori'

Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi praised captain Giacomo Raspadori’s performance in the 2-2 draw with Roma. ‘He has enormous potential’.

The Neroverdi had left out two key players for the match against the Giallorossi, as Gian Marco Ferrari and Manuel Locatelli are in quarantine after returning from the Italy squad.

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Tuesday March 30 2021
Locatelli and Italy 'studying' Lithuania

Manuel Locatelli and Italy are ‘studying Lithuania carefully’ ahead of the World Cup qualifier and has special thanks for Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi.

It kicks off on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) in Vilnius.

The Azzurri started their World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign with 2-0 victories over both Northern Ireland and Bulgaria.

“It won’t be an easy match tomorrow,” warned the Sassuolo midfielder in his press conference.

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Sunday March 28 2021
De Zerbi: ‘Sensi similar to Iniesta’

Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi claims Stefano Sensi is 'similar to Andres Iniesta' although injuries affect his career.

De Zerbi coached Sensi at Sassuolo before the Italy international joined Inter in a €20m deal in 2019.

"Stefano is a player I'm in love with. When he joined Sassuolo, I thought he was a game organizer," De Zerbi told Bobo TV on Twitch.

"Instead, more than Xavi, he reminds me of Andres Iniesta. I think he has some similar characteristics.

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Wednesday March 17 2021
De Zerbi 'very angry' at complacent Sassuolo

Roberto De Zerbi has promised to bring the hammer down on Sassuolo after their 3-2 defeat to Torino. ‘Maybe they’ll learn sitting in the stands.’

It was an astonishing match in today’s rescheduled Serie A Week 24 fixture, as the Neroverdi were 2-0 up until the 76th minute, before completely collapsing.

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