Reggina must score more goals. Space for those who can make a difference


By John

Second defense in the league and an offense that has done better than only five teams. The challenge for Bruno Trocini’s Reggina will be to maintain solidity in defense while making the attack more effective.
The fans hope that the transfer market, which opens in December, will bring the right men to strengthen a team that cannot be thrown away, but it certainly needs to be strengthened. Precisely with a view to strengthening the campaign, it will be interesting to understand, already against Real Casalnuovo, which tactical attitude the coach will propose.
Based on what we have seen so far, Reggina’s need seems to be to be able to field as many players potentially capable of making a difference between the attacking midfield and attack. A need that also arises at a time when, for example, Barillà, the latest acquisition Porcino, Rosseti and Bolzicco would have to be used at the same time. Everything must fit in with the choices on the unders.
In this sense, important indications have arrived from Agrigento. The team lined up with a 4-4-2 which, especially in the first half, looked like a 4-2-3-1 for a long time.
The other fundamental note was the recovery of Cham, who entered during the match. With the Gambian footballer (born in 2005) starting on the left in defense and his peer Martiner on the right, a big step forward would be made in placing the unders in the starting eleven. Assuming, for example, the confirmation of Zucco (2004) in midfield, there would then be two options. One is to bet on Velcea (2004) in goal and you would have the green light to choose four overs in the attacking phase.
The other is to confirm Provazza (2003) or Perri (2005) as one of the wingers and have space for Martinez between the posts. The Spanish goalkeeper is a certainty for the team, but Esseneto still had to deal with a match that resulted in very few shots on target conceded. It is no coincidence that especially the high-level teams in Serie D prefer to field an under in goal.
The feeling is that the market will also have to bring alternatives. Both at the youth level in the positions where there are consolidated balances in favor of the unders, and for the most important players.
For Sunday, for example, we are in suspense as to whether Rosseti will be able to recover, whether we will be able to sign Porcino in time and with Barillà on a warning and at risk for the subsequent matches.
The specter of having to deal with the lack of offensive consistency again exists and it would be appropriate to create the conditions to limit the risk of this happening. On this front, a structural intervention will be necessary that can raise the level of the squad.
A useful objective both to reach the best possible position in this championship and to plan in the long term.