Cosenza tries to magnify Samp’s crisis with the wonder couple. Probable lineups


By John

Cosenza has the possibility of worsening Sampdoria’s crisis. The away match against “Ferraris” will be an interesting test for the rossoblù, looking for points to continue to breathe deeply at the top of the table. Moving the rankings would give them the opportunity to return themselves to fifth place in the rankings (Como defeated in Parma on Friday and remained at 14th). Fabio Caserta wants to keep his concentration focused in a single direction: «The comparison with Sampdoria is certainly an important test but it is worth three points like all the others. It remains a priority to look at ourselves, without thinking about the opponent’s problems. At the “Ferraris”, in one of the most beautiful stadiums in Italy as far as I’m concerned, putting in a good performance will count. The results are not the result of chance but very often follow good expressions from the group. We must therefore continue on our path, the match in Genoa does not change the consideration on the path that awaits us.” The Wolves coach doesn’t trust his rivals: «We have worked on various game systems, regardless of what they will use. We cannot influence the way Pirlo’s team plays but we can influence ours and therefore it is useful to prepare as best we can. We are aware that he is not having a good season but the championship is long and this is a team that has the quality necessary to recover. We don’t have to look at the rankings and face the match with determination and maximum concentration. We have to work on the details to improve the data from the second half, during which we conceded too much.”

Training chapter

Caserta has fueled more than a few doubts about the lineup ahead of this afternoon. The coach, in line with his previous statements, has muddied the waters. Probably even a pinch of pre-tactics so as not to grant references to the colleague with whom he shared the Uefa Pro Master course in the Coverciano technical sector in 2020. Together with them, among others also Daniele Bonera, Cristian Chivu, Morgan De Sanctis, Vincenzo Italiano, Luca Toni and Thiago Motta. Caserta has only half opened up to the possibility of seeing Pietro Martino immediately: «he doesn’t have ninety minutes left in his legs but we need to get him into shape. I care that those who play don’t save themselves, I don’t like managing energy so those who take the field must be willing to go full speed until they’ve spent everything.” From this perspective, the relay with Andrea Rispoli seems obvious, but it remains to be understood who starts from the beginning and who will receive the baton from his partner. However, the possibility of seeing Zuccon as a starter is excluded. In the middle, however, watch out for the Voca surprise: «I prefer him in a more advanced position but that doesn’t mean I can’t use him in the midfield pair in some cases». Pretactics? Maybe yes, considering that Praszelik was positive on the occasions in which he was called into action alongside the immovable Calò. The rest of the lineup should still include the use of Tutino and Forte at the same time, as had already happened in the away match in Palermo. Marras and Mazzocchi favored to balance the game system and guarantee coverage on the external lanes when not in possession. Cimino, Zilli and La Vardera are out, still dealing with some physical ailments and apart yesterday together with the other two. First call-up for left back Barone, used by Caserta in joint training last week in Rossano. Cosenza believes in it and will do so with the push of 1195 rossoblù fans who will be present at Marassi.