The coach presents Friday’s night match at the Unipol Arena between the bottom two in the standings
CAGLIARI. Cagliari chasing points and continuity in the play-off to leave the last place in the standings. Against Salernitana, tomorrow night at Unipol Domus, Mazzarri’s team is called to confirm the good performance of Reggio Emilia with Sasssuolo. At risk and to be evaluated Godin and Pavoletti: the last test tomorrow, but in recent days they have not trained at the pace of their teammates.
“The team is growing – said the coach – and I’m happy because the changes, in this frenetic football, allow us to be alive even in the final as happened with Sassuolo: there were some situations that could also have given us the victory. Here, I want to review that courage and that aggression. Maybe you need more attention in the defensive phase. But there was also the right spirit to react when there were difficulties. I am optimistic: I am seeing important progress ».
An example above all Grassi: «At the beginning he was not very fit – Mazzarri said – but now he is growing from training to training. And the results are visible. It is important to have many players available: with Sassuolo Deiola when he entered he also went to press the goalkeeper. In other races we had little chance with the changes. And we paid. The second half must be played at the same intensity as the first, perhaps even more. And if you are going well you have to continue without pulling the brake or making calculations ».
Tables for the first round? «I don’t do it – explained the rossoblù technician – for me with Salernitana it is a final. Then there will be another and another. Points? As much as possible, then we update ». But tomorrow will also be a final for Salernitana. «Let’s expect a difficult team – he said – with Sampdoria they didn’t take advantage of the opportunities they had. And with Napoli they were dangerous until the end. But we have to think about ourselves. Without neglecting anything ». (HANDLE).