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Catania-Hellas Verona, the coaches’ post-game


Luigi-De-Canio_2756846Catania’s De Canio and Hellas’ Mandorlini have spoken after the 0-0 draw that opened the week 6 of Serie A.

De Canio: “I feel sorry, we could have won this game. I am sorry for the lads, the club, the standings and the audience. We need to have all the players available, still three important elements are missing to be able to compete. We are certainly improving week after week, with more serenity I’m sure also the goals and some wins will arrive”.

“Bergessio played in the first part of the season under Maran and with a sore ankle, then when I came here he got injured but recovered fast. Last year he did well, it’s normal that his absence is felt. I think that when we’ll be in top form, combining with some newcomers in January, we’ll be able to carry out a great feat that now seems difficult”.

“Maxi Lopez was out for a technical choice, it was my evaluation based on what I see during the week. He was out for this game, he always played before. I have no problems with him, the return on the pitch is only up to him.

“I think that some players might arrive in January, we need to optimize the roster. We have many defenders, few midfielders and few forwards. I think the squad needs to be on top form to compete to avoid relegation, we can conquer the Serie A stay. We have Tachtsidis in Lodi’s position, I appreciate him and I’d like to coach him, but his return at Catania is difficult”.

mandorliniMandorlini: “Catania was aggressive in various phases of the match, we held on in the defense. I think that we could have won, maybe it would have been excessive but I’m satisfied. Massimino is a difficult pitch, we are missing something on the road but it’s alright”.

“At the half, some players were not on the same page of the others, we had to fight on every ball. In the locker room I scolded somebody, we got better in the second half”.

“We must keep our feet on the ground, the finish line for avoiding relegation is still far away. The ranking is good, we deserved every point. We must keep doing well, conquer some more points. We have three difficult matches ahead of us: Udinese, Lazio and Napoli. We must think one game at time, we want to arrive soon at the 40-point marker. Tonight we could have won with some little more courage”.

“We have lost against Juve, Fiorentina and lost points with the other big teams on the road, we need more carefulness but it’s normal to suffer against the top clubs. We can do better, but it’s fine right now”.

“There are many valuable players on the roster, I’m not thinking about the transfer market. It’s few weeks away, it’s a matter that belongs to the management. I read of many clubs interested in our jewels, I’d be happy if everybody stays”.

@ItalianFD

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