Baraldi: Parma too honest
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Parma chief officer Luca Baraldi has lamented his side's penalty honesty.Parma chief officer Luca Baraldi has lamented what he perceives as an unusual honourable streak in his side.
The Gialloblu lost out 2-0 to Lazio on Sunday, a defeat attributed to crucial penalty decisions by Baraldi, although he acknowledged that Lazio deserved their spot kick after a Daniele Bonera handball.
A relegation battle awaits the side, and now the high-ranking official has suggested that Parma's reluctance to claim for penalties has not paid off.
"On the episode for the penalty in favour of Lazio, I can't talk because there was a clear Bonera handball," said Baraldi.
"But for the penalty we claimed and the referee didn't give, we don't want to make polemics; we are one of the teams that don't claim but surely this behaviour doesn't pay."
The victory was Lazio's third in a row, and helped to ease the Stadio Olimpico outfit's own drop fears.
Giuseppe Papadopulo's side are now seven points away from the bottom four, a distance that their coach believes gives them some breathing space.
"These are important points," said Papadopulo.
"These three points allowed us to join a more calm situation and we did it with our strengths, we want to continue this way."