Reggina, we need to find our way again


By John

Play and possibly win. This is what Reggina needs, fresh from two points won in the last three matches.
The fans are bitter but it is not correct to talk about pressure from the environment. The disappointing draw with Portici was almost greeted with indifference by the very few fans present at the “Granillo”. The city seems to look more to the future than to the present.
But the team has the obligation to find the way back to secure fourth place and access to the playoffs. The post-season may be of no use, but winning it is a fundamental step to give authority to the club’s technical project.
Tomorrow against Licata we will play in Ravanusa, a stadium that has already brought good results to the new Reggina. There on 3 December against Canicattì the Amaranths obtained the three points with one of the two goals scored by Bolzicco in the championship. The Argentinian’s scoring streak so far has not been that of a thoroughbred striker. We expect more from him. Also because the weight of the attack will continue to be largely borne by Bolzicco, considering that Rosseti and Renelus will not yet be available.
In the last few days the team trained at Campo Calabro. Compared to the match against Portici on Sunday, no changes are expected from a tactical point of view. Something will probably change in men.
One of Martiner (born in 2005) or Cham (2005) could return from the start, with Parodi potentially finding himself a starter on the right in defence. In midfield the men are numbered, but it cannot be ruled out that we may see a different arrangement compared to the latest outings. The conditions of Salandria who missed the last championship match need to be assessed. To complete the trident there could be Lika and Provazza, who entered the ongoing match with Portici. Usual doubt Velcea-Martinez in goal, with the choice also depending on the possible need to have an under in goal.
The press conference is scheduled for 12pm Bruno Trocini. Meanwhile, the first declarations arrived yesterday Cristiano Belpanno to the club’s official channels. «I am happy – declared the midfielder born in 2004, former Catanzaro – to have arrived in Reggio Calabria. As soon as I received the phone call from sporting director Pellegrino, I spoke with my family and immediately accepted the proposal.”
Nice words towards the group: «I know Provazza – he revealed – because in recent years we have clashed several times at youth sector level. I don’t know the others, but they all welcomed me with open arms, making me understand that we are a cohesive and compact group. I attended several Reggina matches at the Granillo, I was struck by the support and warmth of the fans who manage to drag the players onto the pitch. I can’t wait to make my debut in front of our audience.”