Collecchio, 17 November 2023 - Crociati captain Enrico Delprato spoke with Sky Sport 24.
THE RENEWAL WITH PARMA AND THE CAPTAIN'S ROLE
“The renewal? I had my birthday on November 10th, the official renewal announcement arrived a week later, but there was already an agreement. It was a double gift; it is a huge pleasure but at the same time a great responsibility to be the captain and represent Parma. It's a city that is connected to the team, which is something I'm very proud of. For this, I thank the club and my teammates, because without them I would not have reached this point. We are still at the beginning of the season; there's still lots of football ahead of us, but our main objective is to win the league. That's what we're working for.'
THE TEAM'S GROWTH
“Several players have been changed compared to two years ago, it wasn't easy to start from scratch straight away. With many changes and a new coach, we had a tough year. Already last year with the arrival of Pecchia, we started to develop an identity to this team, playing the last 8 games without defeat. The most positive thing about this start to the season is that we have managed to restart with the same man at the helm and without changing many players. There's been a few useful additions that were the pieces we were missing to give continuity to last year's path. It's true, we've started well, but in reality the campaign has yet to truly begin. It's important to start like this, but in the second half of the season the teams know you and will prepare even more to beat us. It will be a very long seaon. In these two years, together with the coach, we have created a certain type of identity, enthusiasm, character and group, which is making things easier. We have to continue on this path.'