Dionisi: ‘Sassuolo must take the blame’

by | Oct 17, 2021 16:45

Alessio Dionisi admits Sassuolo ‘have to take the blame’ for losing a 2-0 lead in their 2-2 draw at Genoa, but proves Gianluca Scamacca and Giacomo Raspadori ‘can play together.’

The Neroverdi thought the game was under lock and key after taking a 2-0 lead with Scamacca’s early brace.

However, Mattia Destro steered in a header to pull one back and Johan Vazquez nodded in a corner during the final minute for a 2-2 final result at Marassi.

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“Maybe we made the mistake of thinking the game was already safe,” the coach told DAZN.

“We had started well and should’ve kept our foot on the pedal, but instead felt so comfortable that we conceded with the defence in position. It’s like we didn’t expect Genoa to score.

“It was another game after the break, Genoa were attacking towards their end of the stadium and their pressure increased. We should’ve defended better and have to take the blame, starting with me.”

Dionisi changed approach today, with Jeremie Boga and Hamed Traore ruled out by a stomach bug, using Raspadori with Scamacca.

“They proved that they can play together. Raspadori did well as long as he was on the field,” added the coach.

“At this moment, the trequartista or support role is one that suits him better, as he needs more physicality to be a real centre-forward.

“I’m pleased for Scamacca, as he put in a good performance and didn’t let the occasion of facing his former club get to him.”

Alessio Dionisi Sassuolo

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