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"We were a little low on fuel"-Liverani on Parma defeat

Sun 20 December 2020 | 4:47

Fabio Liverani maintains Parma felt the fatigue and frustration in a 4-0 defeat to Juventus.

Old Lady made short work of Parma with a 4-0 hammering at the Stadio Tardini, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals between  Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata efforts. Parma coach Fabio Liverani believes that Parma felt tired and disappointed in the 4-0 defeat against Juventus.

I don’t think we were timid, as we had the first big chance and were denied by a Gigi Buffon miracle

,” the coach told DAZN.

“The problem against the big teams is that you need to convert 100 per cent of your opportunities and try to limit their chances. We didn’t do either of those.

“Our marking wasn’t right in some cases and sides like Juventus don’t let you get away with those errors. There was also a sense of fatigue, so perhaps facing Juve as our third game in a week wasn’t the best luck.”

The Bianconeri players were also allowed to finish under relatively little pressure.

“When you are man-marking, you need to be more ferocious. It’s about determination and concentration. It’s clear that if I lose my man because I am always looking at the ball, then I’m going to struggle. You have to avoid the man getting the ball. If I don’t get it and he doesn’t get it, the ball will pass by.

“We were I think a little low on fuel today, physically and psychologically, and conceding two goals in quick succession knocked the remaining energy out of us. If we’d been able to score that Juraj Kucka chance, it might’ve boosted the confidence again.

“We’ve struggled to convert our chances lately and that is something we need to work on. Now on Tuesday we have a fundamental match against Crotone and we want to get back on track with our performance and results.”

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