Messina non-stop, today there is Brindisi. Modica: “An opponent not to be underestimated”


By John

The tour de force continues, without stopping. Messina still on the pitch today, midweek round, tenth matchday, facing Brindisi. After the good draw obtained at Picerno, with a display of quality and character, the Giallorossi are called upon not to underestimate their opponent, currently second to last with 7 points, which are essentially just three less than the Peloritani (both with a race to recover).
The attitude. Mister Giacomo Modica, a bit like he did after the Cup derby in Catania in anticipation of Sorrento, launches a very specific invitation: «It’s a match not to be underestimated for the standings, they are encountering difficulties and had a bad setback against Casertana but against Juve Stabia they missed the winning penalty in the ninetieth minute. It’s a team that has had some difficulties but injured animals are dangerous, 110% attention is needed. They were built by their coach, according to the rumors that reach me, to propose a certain type of football but beyond the technical-tactical aspect I expect them to want to repay him.” On the other hand, in the Giallorossi home, awareness is growing in the growth path that they are trying to develop: «I see a team that is doing well, with the desire to play the match and play, in the locker room there is serenity».
The choices. The eleven to be chosen with the defection of Lia, still not present among the squad. Salvo, who made his debut last Friday in Basilicata, with a good display of courage even if with some amnesia, will he still find continuity? «You have my trust and also that of your teammates, you are part of the group- Modica replied-. We’ll see, it’s a possibility.” Ballot with Polito. In the middle the couple should be the one made up of Manetta and Pacciardi, with Ortisi still on the left. Confirmations for Franco and Frisenna in the midfield, but the team lined up with 2 or 3 in the middle? The other choices pass through the lineup. Possible re-proposal of the three attacking midfielders, with Ragusa, Emmausso and Cavallo in the middle. However, the talented Firenze is also back among the available players and could find space (even while the match is underway). So Scafetta and Cavallo would have to compete for a shirt. With Plescia then as an attacking midfielder. «I can make some assessments on the possible eleven even if we have some defections – highlights Modica – but I like all the guys on the staff more and more, they are understanding my playing identity. We can always improve but we are our own judges, I expect the playing facility to become the “leader” of this team.”
Ranking and self-esteem. A result today could be really important for several reasons: «Obviously for the ranking but also for the awareness it can give us. A team that wants to change its skin and grow must give important signals and draw positivity from negativity. I want to see our DNA during the match, football is beautiful because it is played on the field and not before or after, the answers come from there. The match will tell what we managed to do.”