Brescia, 11 April 2022 – At the end of the match against Brescia, Andrea Rispoli spoke to the media in the press office at the Rigamonti stadium.

Here’s what he had to say:

“It was an even game; we had several chances to take the lead, which we were unable to do and then Brescia did well to cut the ball across, score and take home the victory. We started really brightly, aware of what we needed to do and what the coach had instructed us. I felt I played well, the team knew what they had to do. In games like these with two strong outfits, there is balance, and one mistake is all it takes, as happened tonight. However, if you don’t score you’ll get punished. The goal is no one’s fault in particular; we are a team and everyone owns the mistakes. There is a lot of regret because we have come from a significant period of growth, both on an individual and collective level. We knew that today was a really important game to keep the hope alive, but we were unsuccessful. But this is an strong group, with strong values, young people with great prospects; this is a club that has made great investments and I believe will reap the rewards in the long run. The games from here on in will be played as if we still aim for the playoffs, because we have to honour the shirt. We will give our all to the last minute. The fans? I think they have always done the club proud because they cheer us, give us a boost although we’ve not always been able to bring them what they deserve. We knew that in any case this year we could certainly have done better; we must carry these small lessons through and treasure them for the future, so that we can bring them the enjoyment they deserve. They have been by our side every step of the way. We can only thank them for their support. If there is a team for the future? Important investments have been made, and there are many young players who still do not realise their true potential. It’s a matter of time and trust, as they continue to grow alongside the coach. There is a greater awareness and this Parma team will be able to give a great deal of satisfaction and learn from their mistakes”.