After two losses in a row between Bcl and the league, a home win is a must. Coach Cavina asks for intensity and perseverance, even the cheering will be decisive
SASSARI. Come on Dinamo, make yourself heard. Reggio arrives at PalaSerradimigni for the third day of the Basketball League A and two points are required. Not so much for the classification, which with a win and a loss must still be supported, but because those certainties that the biancobllù group has not yet found are built first and foremost with home successes.
«We face Reggio Emilia which at the moment is in great shape, has experienced players and we will have to be ready to play continuously for 40 minutes – the line of the Sassari coach, Demis Cavina -. Against Reggio we cannot go wrong and this must be a stimulus. We know their value, we know they make a lot of basket: we will have to limit mistakes. This is not what worries me but reducing the reaction time, maintaining our attitude of intensity and defense, not just approaching it. Reggio is a square team that can count on a play that is doing well capable of putting his teammates in rhythm. We will have to have continuity. It is a mechanism that must be triggered in a new team like ours and cannot ignore that jaunty attitude that must also exist away from home. Also because next week we will go to difficult fields including Tenerife and Treviso, one of the most in-form teams in the league ».
And the fans will also have to give a hand to the Sassari. The capacity extended to 60 per cent will start only from Monday, but whoever will be in the stands tonight will have to raise their voices together with Dinamo, because this is how we play at home, and this is also how we win at home. And Reggio Emilia? «We arrive at this challenge with the awareness that we will find an opponent on the other side with the desire to return to success – says the red and white coach Attilio Caja -. Sassari is a high-level training in the Italian basketball scene; confirmed important players and reprized a talented player like Logan. It is an athletic team, with one-on-one skills in its outsides and the ability to rest the ball on long shots. I am sure they will start the game strong, we will have to be good at impacting the match from the very beginning with the right concentration and attention. Our team defense will be essential to have a chance of success ».