Cosenza, Mazzocchi temptation for the match against Reggiana


By John

For Cosenza it's already a tense atmosphere. The rossoblù, in tomorrow evening's match against Reggiana, are chasing three points which would allow them to put pressure on their opponents involved in the fight to avoid relegation. Playing early could become a factor, provided, however, that William Viali's team is capable of shaking off the waste of the last two months. The progress identified by the Lombard coach in the matches against Feralpisalò and Palermo will have to be confirmed by the result in Reggio Emilia. At this height of the season, performance becomes secondary. However, woe betide you if you miss the appointment with the points. The Sila group will carry out the finishing touches this morning and then, in the afternoon, will leave for Emilia Romagna. In the middle, the press conference of the coach from Sila, still looking for his first success on the Cosenza bench since he was called to replace Fabio Caserta. Tomorrow there will be more than 600 Sila supporters who will join Tommaso D'Orazio and his associates to try to conquer their opponents' pitch for the first time in history.

Mazzocchi's abstinence. Among the issues to be resolved, Viali will have to reflect on Gennaro Tutino's partner. The Neapolitan striker is the only one who continues to offer guarantees in the offensive sector. The coach could consider the idea of ​​relaunching Simone Mazzocchi. The Milanese did not start in the two home matches played against Brescia and Palermo while he played in support of the number nine in the two home matches under the management of Vaprio d'Adda's coach. For him, against his former team, there could be a third opportunity from the start away from “Marulla”. The player who arrived in the summer on loan with an option from Atalanta (the Orobic side maintained the possibility of proceeding with a counter-repayment) has not scored since 30 September. His last high score, the third in the space of four games, was recorded against Pisa. From that moment on he always fired blanks. He also did it in the Piacenza match against Feralpisalò twelve days ago, when he trashed an excellent ball handed to him by Tutino after a few minutes of play. Now he will try to rekindle in Reggio Emilia, against his past, that past with which he signed his best scoring season in Serie B, with seven goals to his credit. The attacker will have to jostle for a shirt with Mirko Antonucci, starter against Palermo after his first goal for the Wolves scored in the previous away match. Mazzocchi could maintain his chance of being part of the eleven even if Viali were to decide to review the game system on which he seems to have decided to focus over the last two weeks.

The Milan striker will be the only former player in the match on the rossoblù side. However, there are three old acquaintances present on the other side. The first on the list is the sporting director Roberto Goretti, architect of the salvation brought home by Cosenza in the 2021-2022 championship, whose planning began with a considerable delay. In addition to him there will also be Marcello Pizzimenti, who returned to work alongside him this year, after last year's separation. Finally, the rossoblù will also find goalkeeping coach Marco Bizzarri, who will be part of Pierpaolo Bisoli's staff for three months.