Cosenza chasing the lost victory. Two months without the taste of the three points


By John

The upcoming match against Reggiana causes mixed emotions. In the first leg match at the “Marulla”, Cosenza experienced what was probably the last truly happy day of their championship. With the 2-0 win at home against Alessandro Nesta's men that November afternoon, Fabio Caserta's team achieved a place in the top eight in the league table for the last time. At the break, the rossoblù promised a decidedly different tournament compared to the last ones, which they experienced with a lump in their stomach.
In the following five months, however, the Sila team managed to achieve too little satisfaction, compromising the good things they had shown in the first thirteen days.. Now, five days from the finish line, the goal of Meroni and his teammates is to recover the pace they had up until the first leg.
At the “Mapei Stadium”, Cosenza will have to try to complete the sliding doors to guarantee a safe place before the playouts. The sensations with which he will spend this week will not be similar.
Victory has now been missing for two months. It was precisely the match against Reggiana that started such a long streak of abstinence, which was only broken in January, at the “Marulla”, against Venezia.
Diary William Viali's team, meanwhile, carried out their second training session yesterday to prepare for Friday evening's match. Michael Venturi, deployed on the center-left of the three-man rearguard last Saturday, carried out a differentiated job. The defender from Romagna was unable to keep up with Lund in the action which gave Sicily the lead in the first half. In view of the advance match, the Lombard coach will be asked to define the tactical strategy to be used in these days.
On the one hand there is fear for Cosenza of the possibility of maintaining a tighter defense with one of Gyamfi and the central defender from Romagna, on the other there is also the possibility of a return to four in the last line. In any case, little or nothing could change in the choice of men. Viali, in midfield, could instead lean towards the return of Aldo Florenzi from the first minute.
The Sardinian, booked from the bench during the first part of the match, only made his appearance on the green pitch in the final minutes against Palermo. On this occasion, the Silan trainer preferred to give space to Praszelik and Zuccon as midfielders, alongside Calò. The two were excluded in Piacenza after the lackluster performance on Easter Monday against Brescia. The midfield department will represent one of the main factors for reflection for Viali until the match against Nesta's team.
Voca will also be a candidate for a shirt, conditioned in the past week by an intestinal virus that has debilitated him. In the meantime, in yesterday afternoon's session at the “Delmorgine”, the rossoblù began with an activation and mobility phase. They then continued with strength circuit training, ball possession exercises, finally finishing with a tactical exercise and a small-sided match. The Bruzia group will meet in the afternoon for a new training session.