Cremonese coach Massimiliano Alvini was disillusioned that Cyriel Dessers missed a penalty throughout his aspect’s defeat in opposition to Hellas Verona.
- Desserts began for the primary time since October 30
- The striker has recovered from his harm however had a troublesome outing
- The Nigerian worldwide solely took one shot and virtually gained a penalty
WHAT HAPPENED? For the primary time since selecting up a thigh harm in October, Dessersil, who was a part of the primary workforce for the primary time, already had a penalty in Monday’s 2-0 Serie A conflict, however the referee rejected his attraction for a penalty.
The Nigeria worldwide had only one try on course when he expertly managed a go within the penalty space earlier than firing, however his shot was blocked by a defender earlier than he left the sector on the hour mark to get replaced by compatriot David Okereke.
The guests tried to create a spark by introducing Okereke, Ghanaian teenager Felix Afena-Gyan and Santiago Ascacibar, however the strikes had little affect.
Nevertheless, the disallowed penalty was a part of Alvin’s post-match lamentation because the incident got here after Darko Lazovic had scored twice to provide Verona a 2-0 lead within the twenty sixth minute.
WHAT DID HE SAY? “The penalty to Dessers might have opened the sport up once more, however that is not tonight [Monday’s] matter,” Alvini stated whereas berating his gamers for his or her poor show.
“The efficiency was less than par, we’re liable for what we didn’t do on the pitch and we’ve got to consider it. The workforce labored laborious however failed.”
BIGGER PICTURE: Harm dominated Dessers out of Cremonese’s final two matches simply earlier than the World Cup, nevertheless it appears the Serie A lads did not profit from the lengthy break as they as soon as once more completed second-best.
As Verona ended their 11-match unbeaten run to maneuver off the underside of the desk, Cremonese changed them as they continue to be the one workforce in Italy’s prime flight with no win after 17 matches this season.
Dessers has but to point out the shape to turn into one of the sought-after strikers after scoring simply two objectives for his new aspect final season at Feyenoord, each coming in October.
WHAT NEXT? Cremonese are at dwelling to fellow boys Monza on Saturday, the type of match they should win to maintain their slim possibilities of survival alive.