Ghana midfielder Alfred Duncan has disclosed that Sassuolo were shocked by their defeat to serie A returnees Parma a fortnight ago.
Sassuolo have a had a good start to the season but were stunned by Parma on Match Day 13 after suffering a 2-1 defeat at Stadio Ennio Tardini.
The Nerovredi sit eighth on the serie A table after a 0-0 draw with Udinese on Sunday and after the game Duncan reveled the loss to Parma gingered them for the clash with the Zebras.
"I think it was a good race on our part, but we could not put the ball inside. Compared to last week we have grown, we have had many chances but we have not managed to materialize," he said after the goalless draw against Udinese.
"It 's true, the defeat against Parma was shocking because it is a defeat that we did not expect, we suffered two goals and this meant that today we started a bit 'blocked mentally in the first half," Duncan added.
"In the interval we talked and in the second half we managed to crush them in their half. I purple? Fiorentina angry after the defeat with Juventus? We are too. We will see how it will go ", reports Tuttomercatoweb.