“We were caught out by Stepinski’s flick-on and Chievo cut through us. We must work better on these situations because we had a number of chances to kill the game off. Instead, we created this gap that Pellissier capitalised on thanks to his experience.” This was Luciano Spalletti’s verdict after a late goal snatched ChievoVerona a point on Saturday.
After dominating play for almost the entire game, a first-half goal from Perisic ultimately wasn’t enough to secure all three points for the visitors: “From a character point of view, we need to be more ruthless in certain situations. However, we must also get the best out of our abilities. Sometimes we don’t take the right course of action, therefore, we don’t get the most out of ourselves.
“There were many chances to scores, situations where we had a numerical advantage but couldn’t finish. I brought on Lautaro to send a message to the lads because the game should’ve been wrapped up.”