Italian Cup, Cosenza challenges Berardi’s Sassuolo. The rossoblù at the “Marulla” to demonstrate value against a “superior” opponent


By John

Coach Fabio Caserta wants to face Sassuolo without fear. «We can’t think about the championship already – he warned – because we are looking forward to this match against an excellent team. Sassuolo has worked very well in recent years, reaping important fruits. They have shown forward-thinking programming. The opponents have great qualities but we must always take the field to win. Cosenza must maintain this desire even against a superior category opponent ».

The coach then explains what he expects from his players: «We have to limit the mistakes compared to previous outings, we work for this and I found the team to be willing to follow my ideas. If we follow these game principles we certainly run risks but so do the opponent. They will have to be good at going out. I don’t want to see a different attitude between home and away, we must always take the field with the same stimulus».

Su Marras, who has just returned to wearing the Sila shirt, says: «He trained alone so he lacks the rhythm of the match». The coach took stock of the transfer market, saying he was satisfied with the club’s work: «The club is moving with great intelligence and we don’t want for anything, we have the opportunity to train in the best possible conditions. He is aware that this team also needs more to be complete but he will do what is necessary. The identified profiles will give us a hand. Some are ductile and we chose them for this very reason because they can cover multiple sectors of the pitch. The initial orientation regarding the technical-tactical needs has remained unchanged».

Finally, on the affection of the fans: «They allow us to train well, their affection is positive. We will do our best and it is important to give everything. I’m Calabrian so I can get inside their head. Our goal must always be the next game and nothing more. The Serie B standings change suddenly within three matches and the coat of arms counts for little».

Training and initiative

Compared to Frosinone, the same eleven could be seen, except in the case in which Caserta does not decide to immediately concede the field to Marras. Tutino will be the tip of the 4-2-3-1. This afternoon, the rossoblùs will take the field with a special jersey, reserving the space generally associated with the sponsor for Esaso. Cosenza, in fact, has decided to promote ophthalmology training and research and therefore has focused on the foundation that works to provide the highest specialization in Europe aimed at enhancing the quality of medicine for the benefit of patients. The “Special” shirt, unlike the first, is characterized by a bright red background and shaded blue vertical stripes.

Martin amarcord

This afternoon’s challenge will be a very particular one for Pietro Martino as well. The right-back is from Modena and in Sassuolo he trained as a footballer. The Emilian club “controlled” his transfer until the summer of 2016 when he moved to Arzignano. With the neroverdi he never made his debut in the first team.
Not even Andrea Meroni made his debut with Sassuolo. The Monza central player was taken in 2019 from the Sassuolo team. His transfer brought about 700,000 euros to Pisa, however, the player did not officially wear the black and green shirt until he moved permanently to Cosenza.


Cosenza has formalized the last of the announced operations, namely the temporary arrival from Lazio of the striker born in 2004 Valerio Crespi.