Parma coach says the team is still together

PARMA, ITALY - APRIL 06: Andrea Belotti of Torino FC competes for the ball with Marcello Gazzola of Parma Calcio during the Serie A match between Parma Calcio and Torino FC at Stadio Ennio Tardini on April 6 , 2019 in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
PARMA, ITALY - APRIL 06: Andrea Belotti of Torino FC competes for the ball with Marcello Gazzola of Parma Calcio during the Serie A match between Parma Calcio and Torino FC at Stadio Ennio Tardini on April 6 , 2019 in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

The Gialloblu couldn’t defeat Sassuolo and are stuck in the same position in the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.

After drawing 0-0 with Sassuolo, Parma has stayed in the 13th position of the Italian Lega Serie A with 35 points.

The Gialloblu has only won nine matches out of 32 games played, while they have drawn eight times, and lost in 15 occasions.

But despite not having a single victory in the last five matches, Parma’s coach Roberto D’Aversa believes his team is still together.

“This is an important point in terms of the league table and our morale. Sassuolo had more of the play, but we missed a penalty,” he told the league’s official website.

“Considering the two changes that we were forced to make, the lads interpreted the game in the best possible way. They had to dig in and gave absolutely everything.”

He added about the squad: “All in all, everyone did well. We asked them to be compact, remain organized and take advantage of the opportunities the opposition might present us with.”

“We obviously missed the penalty, but Ceravolo did really well after that – this wouldn’t have been easy to overcome mentally.”

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 20: Ivan Perisic of FC Internazionale celebrates after scoring the equalizer during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and AS Roma at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 20, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Perisic believes they “can beat anyone”

Inter Milan and Juventus are set to play in the Derby d'Italia this next weekend in the Italian Serie A tournament.

“Both teams created a few chances, and Sepe did well to keep them out. The whole team deserves to be praised, we’re sticking together despite the difficulties we’re going through,” he continued.

“We haven’t conceded a goal for two games and are continuing to work towards our objective.”

“Those who miss penalties have the character to step up and take them, while those who don’t miss them are not the ones who take them. Consigli is one of the best when it comes to saving spot-kicks,” D’Aversa concluded.