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‘We are clinging to the top positions with our nails’ – De Zerbi

Sat 12 December 2020 | 9:37

Sassuolo’s manager reveals his side to be ‘physically suffering’ but insisted that Sassuolo ‘will soon go back to being brilliant’ following the 1-0 victory over Benevento.

With Lukas Haraslin given a direct red card 49 minutes into the game,

Sassuolo

were left with one less player on the pitch and Benevento were pushing for a draw.

Domenico Berardi

smashed home an injury-time penalty which saw the team a 1-0 win.

We are not very well,

De Zerbi

said post-match. “

We are suffering physically and athletically

.

We are clinging to the top positions with our nails. In the first half we did better than the second. Creating chances against Benevento is never easy.

“There are times when you aren’t brilliant, we will soon go back to being brilliant. We are growing and important players are recovering.

“Being there mentally for us, who are a small team, is crucial. [Fillip] Djuricic did well in the role of first striker due to his characteristics, he’s not in top shape either, just like [Giacomo] Raspadori

.

Sassuolo will lock horns with Fiorentina on Wednesday and De Zerbi believes it’s crucial for them to level up their games.

We need to improve our game on Wednesday in Florence. If we don’t go back to being the usual us, we will pay in the long run.

“But the players know this too. We are ambitious, we want to improve our position, but we must not forget that three years ago we started with a lot of young players.

“We are still young, including me. I don’t want to put too much pressure on the lads. We must have fun and improve ourselves, aiming for the maximum

.”


source: SportMob

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