Cosenza, midfield emergency: room for Zuccon


By John

Double training session at home in Cosenza. The team carried out tactical work (focused on the offensive department) and gym work in the morning, and an attack-versus-defense exercise in the afternoon.
Coach Fabio Caserta feels a bit of pressure after the double consecutive defeat, 2-0 in the “Ceravolo” derby against Catanzaro and in the home match against Ternana which won 1-3 at the “Marulla”. The situation is not the best from a psychological point of view, but neither is it regarding the men who will be available to the Melito Porto Salvo coach. Pietro Martino is affected, but should be recovered without many worries, while the one who will certainly be missing in Veneto will be Mattia Viviani, who has now been out of action for over a month. Both did differentiated work.
In midfield there was an emergency situation as Giacomo Calò was disqualified for two matches, due to the expulsion he received in the last quarter of the home match lost against Ternana, for an insulting expulsion directed at the referee. The sports judge’s decision was up in the air, but now it won’t be easy to redesign the team at “Tombolato” without one of the most important players.
Necessity should lead the former Benevento coach to dust off Federico Zuccon in the midfield. Together with the twenty-six year old former Genoa player, the 2003 Atalanta player had formed, at the beginning of the season, one of the most complete pairs of midfielders in the category. After the twenty-year-old’s injury in Palermo, in Luigi Canotto’s victorious away match, the Genoese talent, however, no longer found much space.
Now the time seems to have come to take back control of the key area of ​​the pitch, together with Mateusz Praszelik with Idriz Voca acting as a pendulum between midfield and attacking midfield.
The injury The unfortunate Canotto (for him only therapies yesterday), one of the few to survive against the Umbrians, but who was out due to a flexor strain which could lead to him ending 2023 prematurely, should be replaced by Manuel Marras who , after the knockout, he returned in the last match, testing the field again although taking over during the match in progress.
Gennaro Tutino and one of Simone Mazzocchi or Aldo Florenzi (the first of the two is the favourite) will complete the advanced department. In defense there will be room for the return of Michael Venturi who, having served his disqualification, will return to join Andrea Meroni, with several question marks on the sidelines. D’Orazio’s possible return to the opposite out will depend a lot on Martino’s condition on the rightwith Cimino an interested spectator ready to grab a shirt.
An afternoon session is scheduled today.