Catanzaro tries to outsmart Sampdoria: thrilling afternoon at Marassi


By John

Genoa has been a bit yellow-red since Friday evening. Not because scarves or banners were seen around, but many of the two thousand supporters announced in the Marassi guest sector preferred to move early to enjoy the trip under the Lanterna and the match at the “Ferraris” against the Sampdoria. The best that this Serie B can offer – in terms of charm. “The fans and their contribution are nothing new, I always hope that we won’t let them lose their enthusiasm, they are our greatest strength”, said Vincenzo Vivarini after the match finishing in Giovino. And then you want to put the whim of the classification upside down: Catanzaro has nine points more than the Blucerchiati in crisis.
«How Samp is doing doesn’t matter, I don’t look at other people’s homes. We have studied it, in the last few outings it has changed something and I am sure that it will adopt other attitudes against us – underlined the coach -. We analyzed the match against Cittadella, some aspects in which we could have done better and worked on Samp, adapting to this match.”

The coach underlined the pros and cons of the 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening: «I really liked the defensive attitude, on preventive marking and transitions for example. Maybe something was lost in the development phase, but one is a question of balance and we are working to be equally good in both phases.” Vivarini preferred not to risk the tired Pompetti, who was not called up this time either. The rest is ok, so much so that no major rotations are foreseen: «The team is doing very well, a small turnover was considered, but everyone responded present, this means that everyone wants to play it, the motivation is very high, the coat of arms of the opponent as well, the superlative stadium. We will change something because it is right to give minutes to those who are playing less to keep the whole squad alive until the end of the championship”, added the Abruzzo coach.

Sure, Iemmello returns from the start, Sounas perhaps gives more guarantees than Oliveri, Stoppa competes with Biasci up front or Sounas on the outside in midfield, as a right back Katseris seems to be in a top moment, so it’s difficult to do without him, Krajnc returns to the left. Vandeputte will act as usual ahead of the Slovenian: «He is a constant source of danger, perhaps with Cittadella he was less so because they concentrated so much on him, but with Biasci there is a consolidated axis and I hope they will demonstrate it in Genoa too». Then, probable space for Ambrosino: «He’s recovering, we have to start inserting him even if he’s not in optimal conditions. We monitor the young players daily, they are behind on a tactical level, but they are all growing. D’Andrea is understanding the defensive work and is applying himself, Stoppa has demonstrated his qualities with Bari and Cittadella, Miranda is explosive and fast even if he has to improve because he played in a different way, Krastev has quality despite having only seen him with Foggia in the Cup Italy, Veroli has integrated a little better because he is playing more. In the championship everyone will be needed knowing that we will have to suffer and that now we need to know how to compete with anyone. We’ll see how things go when we return.”