Venezia fumbled a 3-0 lead to lose 4-3 (match result) in the derby with Verona as they played their Serie A match. Thomas Henry’s suicide goal in the 52nd minute turned the table for Verona. Pietro Ceccaroni, Domen Crnigoj, and Thomas Henry were the scorers for Venezia as they scored goals respectively in the 12th, 19th, and 27th minute, yet the team faced a loss to Verona.
Venezia entered the second half with a 3-0 lead but couldn’t continue scoring for themselves rather opened the account of the opponent. With this Verona was powered up as Gianluca Caprari scored a penalty goal in the 65th minute and Giovanni Simeone scored two more goals of the football match.
Venezia coach Paolo Zanetti said: “We saw the best and the worst of us.” Zanetti told DAZN, “I remain convinced Venezia have everything it takes to stay in Serie A and we can secure safety playing like this. I will tell the lads that experiences like this can help the growth process. Unfortunately, we saw both sides of Venezia today, the best and the worst of us.”
“In the first half, we were beautiful to watch, creating so many chances and taking a 3-0 lead over a strong side like Verona. It was almost a new experience for us, being 3-0 up, and we struggled when the time came to just control that lead. Going down to 10 men without doubt created more problems, but I have to rebuild from the positive aspects. You don’t see good football like that every day.”
“Admittedly, losing the game anyway can lead to a psychological whiplash for this team and it’s a bitter pill to swallow. I have seen some coaches criticize their squads and the strength in depth, but I don’t want to do that. I am the coach, I take full responsibility for the defeat and I am the one who must convince them we are on the right track.”