Roberto D’Aversa spoke to the assembled press at the Stadio Eddio Tardini following today’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo.
“In the second half, we did very well not to give up many chances against a team with significant quality while also looking to kill the game, I’m thinking about that late chance for Gervinho. If I analyse the entire match, I have to applaud these guys. They deserved the win for the way they played and the chances created. We’re getting closer to our goal and this not just thanks to what the guys do in matches but on the training ground also. The past two weeks, they worked really intensely and it’s a real satisfaction for a coach to see the effort applied in our daily work. That’s the most important thing and it often leads to results in games".
About Stulac and Scozzarella coach D'Aversa said: "Compared to Stulac, I think that Scozzarella is better at getting the ball forward quickly but that doesn’t mean that the Slovenian hasn’t done well so far. Every player has their own, different characteristics. Stulac offers more in defence, he’s one of the players who runs the most in the league and he plays a role where it’s important to have quality and quantity. In this match, I went for Matteo because you could see there were different opportuntites on the ball".
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