Dionisi Belies Report of Raspadori Being Unhappy at Sassuolo

Giacomo Raspadori has been recently rumored to be pushing for a January move to Inter because he is dissatisfied with his role at Sassuolo. Coach Alessio Dionisi forcefully denied the report: “Whoever wrote that he is complaining because he plays too little did it just to sell newspapers. Had he asked me or the player, he would have received a different answer.”

“There is no truth to it. I think he is completely serene. He is a quality striker and holds his future in his hands. The chatter is hurtful to him and Sassuolo. He is a youngster and needs to be left alone.”

Dionisi addressed the upcoming transfer market window, as Tuttomercatoweb transcribed: “It is not a source of concern to me. It is a topic for journalists and directors. I do not know whether we will lose some of our top players. I certainly hope that is not the case. But I am sure that, if it happened, those who leave would be properly substituted.”

“Gianluca Scamacca is in a good spot in his growing process given that Roberto Mancini just called him up. He still has untapped potential. He has to keep working to improve even further. Davide Frattesi was fairly unknown in Serie A circles before the summer. Now he has to continue proving his worth. That is the most difficult part.”  

Dionisi weighed in on Sassuolo’s season in general: “I am fairly happy with it, and I hope to be even more so after the next round. We have to get better in a number of areas, like our cohesiveness as a team.”