26 February 2019 - 23:43

STELLONE: “DISAPPOINTED WITH THE DEFEAT – LET’S FOCUS ON LECCE”

STELLONE: “DISAPPOINTED WITH THE DEFEAT – LET’S FOCUS ON LECCE”

Roberto Stellone admitted it was a disappointing night as Palermo lost 3-0 at Crotone on Tuesday night.

“We didn’t play the way we know in the first half, partly due to Crotone,” he said. “We were limited to balls forward from defence and we never had a shot on goal. We changed tack in the second half and came close to equalising through Moreo.

“We need to analyse the mistakes we made tonight and kick on immediately. I was not impressed with the team’s first-half performance, but I think 3-0 is too harsh. We were doing well in the first 20 minutes of the second half so I thought the right thing to do was to leave the system and personnel as they were. They scored when we were just about to send on Trajkovski, and then we lost our balance and conceded the third goal.”

Stellone called for Palermo to stay focused on their target this season despite the unexpected defeat.

“Our objectives don’t change – we all need to give more,” he said. “It’s a shame because if we’d won we would have cut the gap with Brescia and gone above Benevento. Now we need to turn the page and focus on what is a very important match against Lecce. It’s going to be a huge game in terms of the league table and our morale.”

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