Palermo, 5 November 2022 – Comments from the Crociati Head Coach Fabio Pecchia, after Palermo vs Parma on matchday 12 of Serie BKT 2022-23.

OUR PERFORMANCE WAS GREAT, CONGRATULATIONS TO PALERMO
“Palermo won and credit to them. When someone wins, they did something more to deserve it. We created a lot of chances, especially inside the box. I congratulate my team, I’m proud because they produced a great performance. This must makes us even more aware, the right kind of frustration because to win games you have to score goals. But for commitment, application, the will to play, the desire to believe, I congratulate all my players, despite the defeat. It leaves a great bitterness. But from tomorrow we have to be ready to go again”.

MATCHES LIKE THIS MUST LEAVE US ANGRY INSIDE
“In the second half their approach was spot on, they attacked once, scored once and then it was a game where Palermo defended and we continued to create situations where we could not bring home the result. Our team was much younger than Palermo’s. That doesn’t mean anything, they won and we go home with zero points. With the awareness of a performance, of an evolving group of even those who had been absent for the longest time. The lads have to believe in their work, keep their self-esteem high and feeling slightly angry is fine. The absentees? I want to have everyone available, that’s clear. We’ve been travelling in this condition for some time but the team has continued to work, so this week there will be some returns, I’ll be happy to have a slightly more complete squad. We’ll restart tomorrow, this match must give us a lot of determination even though I’m happy with the performance”.

HEADING TO CITTADELLA
“We prepare for the next game, there is always the desire to play to win, both at home and away. There is little speculation in our attitude and today we lost but we will prepare for the next match. I’m not talking about the absentees but about those present, and those present are giving me great answers.