De Zerbi warns Sassuolo are in a ‘total emergency’
Sassuolo will face Parma Tomorrow in the 18th round of Serie A. Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi has warned that the team are not in good shape due to the many injuries.
I am happy that Roberto D’Aversa is back at Parma and imagine it’ll be much like last season’s games against his team. It has always been tough, but my vision of football won’t change,
” De Zerbi told the official club website.
have had a fairly good run this season, finishing eighth with 29 points, but have lost the last two games with a disappointing display. Last week, Sassuolo lost 3-1 to Juventus while playing one half with ten players. A similar thing happened last Thursday in the Coppa Italia, Filip Djuricic was sent off in the 47th minute, and Sassuolo eventually lost the match 2-0 to SPAL.
“We had done well until the dismissal, then paid for being a man down. It’s already difficult if you’ve got a lot of players out of action, then go down to 10 men too.
“It’s been tough for the last two or three months, but people might not realise that because in Italy the results overshadow the performance, both in good and bad. Sassuolo are getting results, but as I’ve said several times, we are not in good shape at the moment.
“Tomorrow is just a total emergency situation. We’re without Jeremie Boga, Manuel Locatelli, Domenico Berardi – who will be out for a while – Medhi Bourabia, with Pedro Obiang suspended.
“We’ve got to grit our teeth and keep going with the desire to play football and pick up points. We have problems, but not excuses, so we must try to do our best.
“Football is a wonderful sport because performances are subjective, so a good or bad result won’t change my beliefs. My experience as a coach has always been troubled since the start, so if I got through one bad moment, I can get through them all.”