SPORTING DIRECTOR DANIELE FAGGIANO FOLLOWING ATALANTA 5-0 PARMA: “WE NEED TO GO AGAIN STRONGER THAN BEFORE AND STAY UNITED AND COMPACT”

Bergamo, 6 January 2020 – Following Parma Calcio’s heavy defeat to Atalanta in Bergamo today, Sporting Director Daniele Faggiano spoke in the Mixed Zone at the Gewiss Stadium and had the following to say:

After this setback, we need to start again with our feet on the ground and not think that we’ve already secured survival. I can’t really criticise the lads because Atalanta are a great side. They’re the team that have impressed me the most. Of course, we didn’t want to concede five goals. We need to roll up our sleeves. It’s a step in the wrong direction and one that needs to serve as experience for us. Neither myself, the Coach nor the team expected to lose in this manner.  We’re all disappointed for our fans, who followed us in numbers again today. Now, we need to go again stronger than before and stay united and compact, as has been the case up to this point. We must simply demonstrate that we’re Parma. We’ll go again in the same way that we’ve gone again after other defeats. The January transfer window is open but we need to avoid talking about it too much. There’s ongoing dialogue with the Coach regarding the market. The more we name names, the more we help our competitors.”