D’Aversa thinks Parma deserved a draw

Roberto D’Aversa insists Parma ‘certainly weren’t embarrassed by the Serie A leaders’ during a 2-1 home defeat to Inter, but made ‘avoidable errors.’

The Ducali did get a goal back through Hernani, but were unable to overturn the 2-0 deficit from an Alexis Sanchez brace.

“We finished within the ir half and did alright in the first hour too, so Parma certainly weren’t embarrassed by the Serie A leaders,” D’Aversa told Sky Sport Italia.

“The regrets are that they scored with basically our accidental pass then a conceptual error on the counter, which we shouldn’t have done, knowing how good Conte is on the counter-attack.

“The fact we played on level terms with the Serie A leaders should give us more confidence, but on the opposite hand we still make these banal errors. If we avoid them, then we will get far better results.

“There were situations in our favour that we didn’t make the foremost of, as we had the primary real shot on goal and made a Samir Handanovic save.

“We must learn from Inter, because if players like Romelu Lukaku put therein determination and work-rate, then ours need to follow that example. It’s just a pity that we play on level terms with the leaders and still head home empty-handed.

“In our last three games, we’ve always finished with a crescendo which suggests good fitness levels too. If we analyse the goals, then we should always be bringing home full results, but we make avoidable mistakes.

“We should’ve done better especially with the second goal, but a number of our players don’t have that sense of impending danger. When Inter get the ball and run into open space, they’re devastating.”

Their await a Serie A victory is now extended to 16 rounds and that they remain in penultimate place.

“It’s not a simple situation, but tonight’s game must show us we will fight to the eleventh hour of the last match for our target of Serie a security .”

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