Alessio DionisiSassuolo coach, comments on a Sky Sports the match won at the end of the match against Torino: “We knew it would be a very difficult match, we prepared it well by allowing a little field on the first construction and playing more aggressively on the second play. We had to intelligently compensate for their greater physicality. The draw would not have been an unfair result, but we have had the most important opportunities. against Udinese we lost a game that if we play again we don’t lose anymore, but in the end it all adds up. Today the accounts have settled, we must continue on this path. I’m happy for Alvarez because he has to play to get to his level. In Italy there is more physicality than where he played before, he is working on this, he is trying to be a reference for the team. He wants more of the ball in his feet, but he becomes too predictable. He has to work on this, he needs time, but today’s performance and result will certainly help him ”.
“I thought a lot about whether to let him play and when to make him understand. Today we also had a small refinement and there I tried not to make anyone understand and above all to him if he would play, I wanted him to live the game like the others so as not to make him consume too much. I think that until the end he didn’t think about playing. I complimented him when he came out like everyone else, I didn’t talk to him before the game because he wouldn’t have gotten into his head a little. He had a good game, he had two players warned against an aggressive and physical team. It might not have been the ideal match to make him debut, but it went well for us too. What matters is the performance and the result ”.
In the last two games, you have stood up to very physical teams, is it a surprise for you too?
“When I arrived in Sassuolo, the first thing the players told me was that some game systems were suffering. We tried to work because in my opinion you can put anyone in difficulty with the organization. We worked on some principles that they might not have stimulated so much. Simple things are often difficult to convey, now we are working on it.