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·27 May 2023

Sottil on Salernitana defeat: "Tough to take"

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The coach reflects on a game that slipped away from his side

Andrea Sottil was left struggling to come to terms with the manner of Udinese's last-gasp reverse at the hands of Salernitana.

His team stormed into a 2-0 lead before the hosts battled back to 2-2. Former Udinese man William Paul Troost-Ekong then struck in the 96th minute to clinch the points at the Stadio Arechi.

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“It's hard to comment on and accept this defeat,” the coach began. “I'm really sorry because we were excellent in the first half and the only blemish was that mistake playing out right before the interval.

“We held our shape well after the break and pressed well as a team until [Antonio] Candreva's free kick. Despite everything we had three more good chances to score and wrap up the game. We didn't get any luck with [Adam] Masina's injury, Marvin [Zeegelaar]'s sending off and that goal conceded at the death.

“We've been a bit short on numbers for a while now. These matches are difficult and it's not easy to throw in academy players.

“It's going to be tough against Juventus next week because besides the injuries we'll have [Jaka] Bijol and Zeegelaar suspended and we need to look at Masina's injury.”

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