Pietro Leonardi: Parma Are Surpassing Expectations In Serie A

The club official is delighted with the club's form following promotion from the second flight in the summer...
Parma general director Pietro Leonardi has hailed the club's start to the new season. The Ducali are in fifth place in Serie A with 14 points from eight matches.

"At this stage we have collected more [points] that we had even hoped," he said to Radio Kiss Kiss on Tuesday.

"The experience gained in Serie B has resulted in enthusiasm, humility and a willingness to sacrifice. The lads are the reason for the excellent results achieved thus far."

Leonardi believes that the Gialloblu have all the pieces in place to continue to have a successful campaign and build on the 2009-10 season in the future.

"[Tommaso] Ghirardi is an enthusiastic president. I have so much respect for him and his family. My intention is to make them and all the fans happy," he concluded.

Parma defeated Siena 1-0 this past weekend and next face Atalanta on Sunday.

Adam Scime, Goal.com