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Parma coach speaks before the Genoa match

PARMA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 30: Parma Calcio players celebrate the victory after the Serie A match between Parma Calcio and Empoli at Stadio Ennio Tardini on September 30, 2018 in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
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For Roberto D’Aversa the early time for today’s game will surely have an impact on his players, but he believes he can still get a win

Today Parma and Genoa will face off just before noon in the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.

And for Parma’s coach Roberto D’Aversa, this time might have an impact on his players, but he is still hoping for a victory.

“Playing at this time is going to be a problem for all concerned and not just us, as we need a very early lunch, but all this mustn’t become an alibi,” said the coach according to Football Italia.

“I still have to evaluate Luca Siligardi and Amato Ciciretti, but whoever steps on to that field will be there because they’ve proved themselves.”

“We’re keeping Gervinho out to avoid any risks, as he has a slight injury. Alberto Grassi and Roberto Inglese were forced to miss some matches after knocks, while Jonathan Biabiany and Gazzola have muscular issues,” he added.

“I don’t believe in bad luck, but in hard work. I will admit, after all the difficulties we had, I expected less criticism about our style of football. We are aiming for Serie A safety here.”

“[Krzysztof Piatek] is scoring a huge amount, but Genoa have quality all through the squad, such as Domenico Criscito and Romulo,” he concluded.