Published On: Sun, Oct 26th, 2014

Chievo coach says his side lost the plot

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Rolando MaranChievo coach Rolando Maran lamented his team’s reaction to conceding the equaliser to Genoa, in a 2-1 defeat at home in Serie A.

The hosts were cruising after Ervin Zukanovic volleyed the Flying Donkeys in front, a lead unthreatened until Allesandro Matri levelled for Genoa- sparking a collapse as Ivan Radovanovic was sent off and Mauricio Pinilla scored the winner.

“We gave an hour of good play, and should have closed the game out,” the 51-year-old told Radio Rai.

“Then immediately after the goal and the red card we lost the plot.”

Radovanonic’s red card, given for a second yellow as the Serb fouled Andrea Bertolacci in the area, led to Pinilla missing a penalty.

However, the visitors recovered to seal the win as Pinilla scored at the far-post with seven minutes left.

“It is too bad; we have to bring home important points.

“The team played well for an hour, if we repeat that I will be happy- it is an undeserved defeat.”

The Rossoblu now travel to Palermo for a crucial game on Wednesday, with Palermo sitting 18th in Serie A, and Maran’s Chievo 19th. VIP Lounge