Saturday, 16 May 2009

Morrone thanks Parma fans

Parma captain Stefano Morrone has thanked the club's fans for the love they have shown by staying with them this season.

Stefano MorroneThe Gialloblu drew 2-2 at Cittadella, securing the point they needed to confirm their immediate return back to Serie A following last year's first ever relegation from the top-flight.

"Now this is the time to enjoy this celebration with all the people who wanted us to do well," an emotional Morrone said after the match.

"We hope that next Saturday, at a full Stadio Tardini, we can celebrate this promotion with all of them."

The 30-year-old midfielder signed from Livorno, who sit third in Serie B and now have to settle for a play-off spot, in the summer of 2007.

"Today, it was exciting to see the choreography of our travelling fans when we entered the field," he continued. "When we arrived on the team bus and saw so many of our supporters, we all had so much adrenaline before the match.

"It is not easy in a city like Parma for a club, who was in Serie A for nineteen years, to watch Serie B football suddenly. But we have had over 10,000 fans watching us in each match this season, and this shows the attachment they all have with this club.

"There were times when we struggled this year and the fans whistled, but we took it in the right way to spur us on. We know they did this for the sake of Parma," he concluded.

Parma are planning a big celebration when they welcome Vicenza on Saturday afternoon for their final home game of the season.

[Parma bounce back] - [Week 40] - [Francesco Guidolin] - [Thommaso Ghirardi] - [Stefano Morrone]

Source: Parma

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