Parma, 25th October 2020 – “We knew it was going to be a very difficult game, we had so many absences, but that’s not an excuse. We tried every way to win the match; we went 0-2 down and I think we showed a great reaction because pulling the score back even after conceding two is not easy in Serie A “. These are the thoughts of Riccardo Gagliolo, Parma’s defender, who analysed their match against Spezia today with Sky Sport: “We scored a goal, I missed another one, created several chances and then we won the penalty in order to equalise. Was the defence reshuffled? Of course, since there were numerous absentees; the Coach chose a winger as a full-back but I think Alberto performed very well”.

“We started late this season and had several problems; for example, there are some players that play for their national teams, and were therefore absent. I myself was injured for a month and we also have a few guys with Covid-19: the coach has never had the whole squad available and it’s not easy. We’re trying to do what the Coach asks and I think we’ve done well today. We conceded two goals that we could have avoided but the right reaction was there and that’s the most important thing”.

Gagliolo marked his 100th appearance in Serie A Today. How long will it take to see the real Parma? “Time is short; we’re already in the fifth game. I hope as soon as possible. We are at the Coach’s disposal, we train well, and we hope everyone will come back as soon as possible so he can make the choices to improve”.