Parma defeated Genoa 5-1 in the weekend and coach Roberto D’Aversa couldn’t be happier, saying this should help boost their chances.

On Italian Serie A Sunday fixture, Parma trashed Genoa 5-1.

And for Parma’s boss Roberto D’Aversa this victory will boost their chances for a better future in the tournament.

“It’s always tough to take, we lost Bruno Alves yesterday and Roberto Inglese today; but there are positives in the performances of Cornelius and Dermaku,” he told the league’s official website.

“Both of them proved themselves as part of the group and they helped earned our success tonight, but that has been coming in all of their hard work in the past too.”

D’Aversa explained: “You know me by now, that I try and work during the week in order to make sure we bring home the points, and I have to say that tonight the boys showed their desire to win at all costs from the very first minute, despite the injuries we’ve been troubled with.”

“Next we just need to learn to keep our heads both when we’re winning and when we’re not.”

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“Scozzarella knows me, he knows what I want and he’s an important player in his role, both in our build-up play and from set-pieces,” he added.

“In the past, he’s had problems getting through the full 90 minutes but we’re working on it and tonight he only came off because he was on a booking, nothing to do with how he was playing.”

“I can’t fault my players at all for their performances at home, they always play well despite the losses against Juventus and Cagliari,” he commented.

“The result against Cagliari might have been different if we’d have made the most of our chances, but we made mistakes and sometimes defeats help you to work harder and better understand where you need to improve.”

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