As the Serie A season finds its conclusion, this weekend's fixture took us to the Mapei Stadium where Sassuolo hosted Inter Milan.
Sassuolo this season under Di Francesco have broken all kind of records. Finishing sixth in the league ahead of the likes of AC Milan, Lazio and just behind Fiorentina.
This Sassuolo side have grown in the most impressive manner ever since their battling days of Serie B and now their dominance in the Serie A. During EDF’s interview, the neroverdi boss was asked what was they key to their success in his eyes it's, “Repetition, perseverance, the desire to improve and the right attitude are fundamental for players to improve in training.”
Sassuolo are ready to take on Europe
As Eusebio Di Francesco this season has agreed to a four-year deal and ready to lead Sassuolo not only in the Serie A however, now on the European stage.
This last victory edged Sassuolo closer to playing Europa League football even though they still have to rely on Juventus beating Milan in the Coppa Italia Final. On this, Di Francesco says, “I’d be a hypocrite if I said I wasn't cheering on Juventus” speaking to Sky Sport Italia.
As far as Sassuolo’s record season goes, there is no team that deserves these accolades more. Di Francesco touches on this fact and adds, “We deserve this opportunity and we are preparing for it clearly,” EDF continues, “We did qualify for Europa League,” an achievement in his eyes that may force, “changes in forms of the transfer market.”
Sassuolo’s rise this and last season is made up of young players, “We always focus on quality young players that can grow and help mature,” players alike Berardi, Zaza who now is with Juventus, have both made and left their print on this Sassuolo team.
Di Francesco also touched on how lucky he has been to coach this side that keeps on breaking down barriers finds Sassuolo the, “Ideal place to work.”