Parma, 8 March 2022 – Crociati defender Enrico Delprato and midfielder Adrian Bernabé in an interview with Bar Sport on TV Parma 12 from the Circolo Toscanini in Parma.

 

ENRICO DELPRATO

“It still hurts. We had control of the game at 1-0 and should have taken all three points. Unfortunately, we didn’t get them but we have been playing well for our last 5/6 games now. We need a win to give us a morale boost and to get a few more points. We’re working hard and will continue to do so. We’ve never stopped believing in ourselves. It’s a long season and there are a lot of games in Serie B. Anybody can beat anybody. These are all really even games and we need to try to take as many points are possible so that we can close the gap with the teams above us. This is an unpredictable league and we will believe in ourselves until the end. Bernabé? His performances speak for themselves; we can make a big contribution and he was only born in 2001. He’s really good.”

 “Apart from the yellow for Bernabé, which we can all judge for ourselves, we did well to keep our calm. In a game like that, where there were a lot of bookings, we did well to stay cool. But some of the fouls could have been more severely punished because it then facilitates the opponents’ game. We did well to not let these events affect us and just to keep playing our game.

 “Buffon? He’s an incredible person; he’s always positive and makes a massive contribution. He’s a champion both on and off the pitch. You notice that about him straight away; it’s a pleasure to play with him because he always gives great advice and tries to get the best out of each of us.”

 

ADRIAN BERNABE’

“I’m happy now because the last few months have been tough for me and my family. I have overcome all of my problems and am now just focusing on my football and I want to help my team. Serie B? It’s tough because all the teams are strong. There are a lot of good players in this league. Anybody can beat anybody; each game is different and difficult.

 “My role? The coach told me that he wanted to see me play in this position because he said I have the skillset to play here. I have trained with him for 3/4 weeks and I am feeling good. I will now try to do the best I possibly can for the team. I have always played as an attacking midfielder – that is my role. But as I said, I am at the coach’s disposal and I will play wherever I am needed. I wanted to do my best.”

 “My booking? The referee was close to it but it changed the game. In my position, you have to press the opposition and fouls can occur.”

 “Buffon? He’s a great leader. He doesn’t just care about winning, but also how we win. It’s admirable given that he does it each day.”

 “Vazquez? He’s a brilliant player; it’s hard to get him off the ball. He gets this team ticking and now he’s chipping in with the goals too, which is massive for us because we need to try to win all of our games.”

 “Cittadella? We were angry after that game, we weren’t happy. We know that a win would have been massive. We need to remember that there are still ten games to go and I think the team is in high spirits and that we’re playing well. Confidence is important; we feel this, even if the results aren’t the best. We’ll fight for the three points against Cittadella.”