Crotone attacks Sorrento. Zauli: “We will play to win”


By John

For the third match in a week, the second in a row at home, Crotone hosts Sorrento tonight at the “Scida”.. The rossoblù coach does not see the match against the Costieri as a watershed but he knows well the weight that the victory could have on the standings and above all on the morale of the team. «We will absolutely play to win – explains mister Lamberto Zauli –, because it is essential to conquer the entire stake. However, regardless of the outcome, the history of football teaches us that we are only at the beginning of the championship. We are focused on facing the match in the best possible way, the team wants to play to win. Now we have to prove it. Today (yesterday for those reading this) is the day of chatter, tomorrow the day of facts. We all expect a game of a certain type, from all points of view.”

As far as training is concerned, Zauli takes all the time together with his staff to carefully evaluate not only the physical condition of his boys but also the psychological one.
«We are evaluating the athletic, physical and also psychological condition of the boys, who will have to enter the field ready to give everything because people are expecting a great match. This afternoon we will all be together again, to try to take care of everyone’s details. Then this is a football that allows us to make five substitutions, practically half the team excluding the goalkeeper, which can and must be decisive in the game.”

On the opponent of the moment, he says: «Sorrento plays a 4-3-3, they are trained well, they are tidy, they have good players up front, they have the enthusiasm of a newly promoted team, so it could be that at the start of the championship they have paid for the leap in category . They only lost to Avellino by 1-0 but they fought until the last second, for me there are still few matches to judge what the championship of one team or another will be. Sorrento has a point, the 4 of us, both teams want to change gear and we have to put all our moral and technical qualities on the field, making as few mistakes as possible, to try to win the match.”