Pavia in an emergency without Corral dominated the Tuscans “Perfect match plan, with points from everyone and tough defense”
Riso Scotti conquers the second consecutive victory, the first away, with a show of strength on the Piombino parquet, despite the heavy absence of the injured Argentine center Diego Corral. The players respected the game plan, limiting the offensive production of the Tuscans to 60 points. The atmosphere is galvanized, from the president Lele Caserio to the main sponsor Dario Scotti, who are enthusiastic about the start of the season, and there is already expectation for the match on Saturday evening (9 pm) at PalaRavizza against Legnano.
«I strongly believe in the preparation of matches – explains coach Fabio Di Bella – I am urgent in the work we do during the week, when we train for situations that could occur in the match. It is important because in this way trust is transmitted to the players, intensity and individual responsibility are raised. This is one of the reasons that allowed us to go to Tuscany and beat a team with great technical and physical potential. Maybe he hasn’t expressed it yet in the first two games, both of them lost, but we won in an emergency situation, because we miss Corral, our best player in the preseason ». In Piombino, Scotti played a first quarter of great defensive attention. «The work in progress sign is still exposed – Di Bella warns – the matches do not start and die in the first quarter, but starting well is important. My players are understanding that our offensive skills are not discussed, but also that this endowment, to be best exploited, must be supported by an equally important defensive application, which is trained daily. Everyone was a protagonist in Piombino regardless of the goals scored, the ability of this team to find different offensive situations within the same match is a strong point and was a goal of the summer transfer market ».
The growth of young people
The contribution of the young players is increasingly consistent: Calzavara mvp with 18 points and Lebediev with the first 4 points of the season have put bricks in the construction of the victory. “Andrea is mature, but not yet complete – closes the coach – As for Lebediev, I’m trying to put him in a position to be ready for the call”. –