Parma, 14 March 2021 – Here are the comments of Coach Andrea Tarozzi after today’s 2-0 victory over Roma:

The boys earned these three points, with training, with their performances and hard work. We have been waiting for a win for a while. Roma are stronger than us on paper, but we were very good in recent performances, we might have dropped a few points along the way, but we still saw the growth that the team has had in the last while, in terms of performance, physicality, and knowledge of what the Coach is asking of them”.

“D’Aversa was particularly keen for this victory to be dedicated to the president, because he is an exceptional person who has been very close to us during this period, he has a lot of passion and so a few games we decided that we wanted to dedicate this victory to him. He deserves it more than anyone else. The game was difficult as the result mattered more than to the performance. After taking the lead, we managed to bring the game home, therefore in terms of attention, spirit, and determination, we did really well in the end”. Our fans also lent us a hand: before the match they made us find a motivational video that we watched a minute before entering onto the pitch and in which they made us feel their closeness. I am also convinced that it was important for today’s performance; even in this final stretch we can still reach our goal if we keep this spirit”.

“Our journey isn’t finished, we must still improve in terms of the demands of the coach, just as we can grow physically, and in many other areas, but today’s win is an important milestone because we needed this spark, this victory that rewards the lads for their hard work; if anyone saw their work rate then they’d be disappointed at not achieving victories that seemed to have been achieved, like in Florence or in other games. Today is an important milestone on our path. There is still a long way to go, we are behind in terms of points, but the spirit seen today bodes well, there is work to be done but we are confident”.