Dionisi Dismisses Sassuolo Departures After 22-0 Victory

Sassuolo beat third-tier minnows Real Vicenza 22-0, with eight different Neroverdi players registering on the scoresheet to mark the preseason friendly. The win naturally inspired Alessio Dionisi, who cannot wait to see the new season get underway, but hopes star players such as Domenico Berardi can stay put at the club despite the transfer interest.

Speaking exclusively to SassuoloNews in his post-match interview, Dionisi gave a brief assessment of his team.

 “Regardless of the match, the sensations are positive. It is normal that when the enthusiasm of the beginning is there and we have to be good at riding it. put effort and availability, the opponent was not of the same level and it showed, but I’m happy with this first week of work.”

Dionisi dished upon the Neroverdi transfer market, with several players rumored to leave following Davide Frattesi’s departure to Inter.

“If Frattesi is out, I don’t expect any departures. I was already following Sassuolo before I coached them. And since I’ve been coaching them and this is the fifth transfer market and there isn’t day that there is no talk of a Sassuolo player. I think it’s a bit fantasy market, a bit transfer market. It’s nice that the players are talked about but I see them concentrated on training to get ready.”

The former Empoli manager was also quizzed about the formations he would deploy, having used 4-2-3-1 during his initial years before switching to 4-3-3.

“Let’s say it depends on the characteristics of the players. I believe that every coach and every team must have an identity and we start from that. In the identity, the characteristics of the best players must be recognized. I don’t know if we will continue ith two players in the middle of the field like we did. It would be nice to change during the matches. Surely the game imprint will be similar, then the qualities of each individual will often also determine the system to be used.”

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