Messina embraces its people again. Modica: “We want to give an important performance”


By John

Curiosity and desire, finally, to support Messina. At 6.30 pm, after twenty days of forced stop, the biancoscudati will return to the field to face Turris, the surprise leaders of this championship and the only team to win three games out of three, also winning the illustrious scalps of Benevento and Crotone: «I’m very curious to see what we’ll be able to do after a long time in which we’ve been at a standstill – says Messina coach Giacomo Modica – and it’s really nice to be back playing football. We just have to try to put in an important performance to thank those who allow us to do this wonderful job.”
And Turris’s initial path does not surprise Modica: «I highly respect Bruno Caneo as a person and as a coach, he is very prepared and has a team suited to his technical-tactical expectations. I saw their three games, they have enthusiasm, they play well, they are mentally free and they deserve the points they get. We, on the other hand, must bring people to our side through joy and fun and that enthusiasm that Turris used. How are we? I don’t know – says Modica with great honesty -, we only did two training sessions at the “Franco Scoglio” and, paradoxically, we still have to find the distances. We will try to put into practice what we have prepared in these 60 days, putting in an important performance and obtaining, I hope, the best result: it will be essential to give the best of ourselves, offering continuity to what we saw in Cerignola. If we respond well – continues the Messina coach – we will be proud of what we bring home, but the essential thing is to create the conditions to do it, having fun through work. The boys want to demonstrate that they can compete with everyone and that they are valid for Messina.”
Giacomo Modica will return to the bench at “Franco Scoglio” 1971 days after that Messina-Paceco 5-0 of 29 April 2018, valid for the penultimate day of that Serie D championship, and will find a stadium with over 2000 present. Late yesterday evening, the figure between tickets sold and season tickets subscribed was around 1800. In this regard, the company has decided to extend the sale of season tickets until today, with the aim of reaching 1500 season ticket holders.
Today, meanwhile, there will also be 200 young fans, present at the stadium as part of the memorandum of understanding signed with the Messina Social City of the president Valeria Asquini and managed by the president Sciotto, the mayor Basile and the councilor Finocchiaro: «These initiatives have an inestimable value for our young people – he says Finocchiaro -, we are happy because we are giving this opportunity to the kids, once again demonstrating sensitivity towards sport and the city’s clubs.”