Catanzaro, Iemmello stops for ten days. D’Andrea in the finishing straight


By John

About ten days off for Pietro Iemmello. The attacker has remedied a left ankle sprain, at first it was thought it could be something serious, then the alarm returned. Yesterday the striker obviously missed the test against Latina and probably won’t even be there for the preliminary round of the Coppa Italia against Foggia next Saturday, however he could be back in time if the championship starts on August 19th. He will have to stay still longer than the captain, however, Joseph Ambrosino. Arrived from Naples with a muscle problem in a calf (accused in the last friendly played in Dimaro with the Neapolitans), the center forward of the Under 20 national team should be included in the group in the last ten days of August.

Informed by Napoli, Catanzaro nonetheless performed additional medical checks on the player at Villa Stuart to get a precise picture of the situation. Ambrosino’s registration is not in question and the announcement of his outright loan will be formalized this week. Neither Luca D’Andrea took the test yesterday afternoon. The latest addition worked separately after completing the season later than everyone else: up until two weeks ago he was in Malta with Italy for the Under 19 European Championships, then he was given some well-deserved rest, which was also useful to dispose of an inguinal inflammation. The announcement of the loan from Sassuolo is expected within the day. There is no other news at the entrance. Sampdoria, for the moment, has closed the door for Marco Delle Monache and the internal evaluations continue for Matteo Stoppa, that is the two offensive wingers on which Catanzaro has set its eyes. In short, for blucerchiati it is stand by. In the middle of. Midfielder Marco Pompetti has been with the Giallorossi for a month now. One of the first reinforcements of this shopping campaign and one of the most anticipated youngsters in a department that is substantially complete. “I’m very energized like the whole team – said the twenty-three year old via the club’s official website -, we wanted to start well right from the training camp because these are the most important days to better prepare for a season that we will face properly”.

Pescarese taken outright from Inter (who kept a percentage of any future resale), Pompetti was one of Magalini and Vivarini’s hot spots: «I’m from Abruzzo like the coach, but even if we come from the same city I didn’t know him. When he called me I immediately expressed my willingness to come here to Catanzaro knowing his ideas about his game, in my opinion this is the best choice because I like his principles ». The coach is alternating him in the center of the field with all the others, from Verna to Ghion up to Pontisso: Pompetti moves calmly both as a play and in support of the playmaker: «When I started playing I was a striker and attacking midfielder, I was a more offensive element, then over the years some coaches have moved my center of gravity back on the pitch and it was the best choice because I also perform better. Where do I see myself in the Catanzaro midfield? Wherever the coach wants, I’m available and I hope to demonstrate my value when I’m given the chance, it will certainly be nice to play with my team-mates, all of whom are very strong».