The coach spoke at a press conference before Penzo’s Monday Night against Fiorentina
Venezia dreams of their first home win of the season, after the draw in Cagliari signed by Gianluca Busio in the recovery. Coach Paolo Zanetti presents the match against Fiorentina in the press conference on the eve of the match: “Do the results of the direct competitors for salvation put pressure and oblige you to score? I wouldn’t say: we still have to score 35-36 points to save ourselves. We have become worthy to be part of this championship. Now we have to prove that we can play the game together with four or five other teams. During the week we lost Fiordilino, who will therefore not be called up. You all know my esteem for him and therefore how sorry I am for the misfortune that is haunting him. He has to operate and it will take 1-2 months. Modolo has had the flu for a few days and therefore he is not called up either. In goal I could start Romero, but first I will consult with the goalkeeper coach anyway. Lezzerini will have it for about a month and a half ”.
“Venezia – continues the mister arancioneroverde – must be the one seen in the second half in Cagliari. I believe little in the modules and more in the courage and desire to run after the opponent and to spend for the team, something that was not seen in the first half in Sardinia. The many nationals? It means we have some good players. From experience I can say that then the players come back different from each other. Busio, for example, has traveled a lot and played little, while Johnsen seemed reassured. These stops take away some certainty from the coach. Fiorentina have game ideas, a very good coach and great intensity. So we have to play smart. They are very tall and aggressive and trying to make the game ”.
“We are in our house – explains Zanetti -, so it is a match for us similar to that against Torino even if Viola plays with a different form and they are probably more beautiful to look at. From a competitive and character point of view we have to be good. I absolutely don’t want to see Cagliari’s first half mentality. Haps from the first minute? I’m not convinced, I still have to decide. I would like him to play, I expect him to be a player who raises our technical level. Review Maleh as an opponent? We miss him, he was fundamental in our ride: he has characteristics that we have not replaced. I’m glad to see him in a great team; on the other hand I would have liked to see him again with us. Ampadu? He can play both in defense and in midfield, he is an intelligent and flexible player, who plays simple. In defense he is used to playing three and should make a path to play two in the middle ”. Then the finale dedicated to the fans: “The city responded. Now it’s up to us to respond. I think an important alchemy was created last year, which was slightly cracked and now things are coming back, also thanks to the team’s performances. We must absolutely build our salvation at home ”.
October 17, 2021 (change October 17, 2021 | 18:07)
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