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D’Aversa says draw against Sampdoria “wasn’t easy”

REGGIO NELL'EMILIA, ITALY - APRIL 14: Parma Calcio coach Roberto D'Aversa looks on during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and Parma Calcio at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on April 14, 2019 in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
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Parma and Sampdoria ended up drawing 3-3 in yesterday’s Italian Lega Serie A Fixture, and Roberto D’Aversa explained what happened during the match.

Parma had a 1-0 advantage in yesterday’s Italian Lega Serie A match against Sampdoria after just two minutes of play.

But Fabio Quagliarella and Gregoire Defrel gave the team a 3-1 lead up to the 67th minute when Juraj Kucka scored, and Alessandro Bastoni did the same just four minutes later to tie the game 3-3.

And for Parma’s coach Roberto D’Aversa, the game wasn’t easy.

“We began in the right way. We took the lead, and when that happens we usually try to make the most out of our characteristics,” he told the league’s official website.

“We were then naive, especially when it came to their penalty, and found ourselves a goal down.”

He added: “We began the second half well and were taking the game to them despite conceding the third goal.”

“It wasn’t easy to get back into it and we did well to do so.”

“Sprocati and Siligardi helped us in this regard as they gave something extra,” D’Aversa commented.

“The lads did well to remain level-headed and get a point out of the game given what the situation was.”

Parma is currently in the 14th position of the table with 38 points, thanks to nine wins, 11 draws, and 15 defeats.