On the eve of the 22nd Serie B, the match against Catanzaro, the Corini Press conference
The Palermo coach intervenes in the press conference to present the difficult trip to Catanzaro.
In the last six games, the team has had continuity. We have shown that we can cope with difficulties, we must become more stable.
There is the awareness that we have to work on balance, against Modena we played a decent match from a defensive point of view. We can do better.
In the first leg against Catanzaro the moment was particular, but in the first half we played an aggressive game; we suffered after the 0-2 goal.
It was a very delicate moment, but the team concentrated on the work, and then we put in an important performance in Parma. We’re back on track, now we need continuity of performance.
Soleri has done something important, as has Mancuso, I’m happy to have a quality department.
This team did the best things with the 4-3-3, this is fundamental for me. The two strikers are an idea, the players are compatible, but the tactical plan and balance are the priorities. We have to look for the square.
This team will play with three midfielders, who can occupy different positions, it depends on the matches. The department is balanced, I will try to choose based on the matches, in the development of the 95 minutes.
Diakite? The negotiation is well underway, we await the official announcement. Graves is a central defender, but in these matches he has done very well.
I will have to do several evaluations. I thank Mateju, I wanted him here, and he gave us great availability: he was criticized a lot, but the team needed him. Furthermore, I wish him the best.
The offensive players also have to help us to block crosses. We are working to make this aspect understood, but also on positioning in the penalty area. We need to be more qualitative in the aerial game.
Catanzaro is the surprise of the championship. It’s in the playoff zone, but Serie B is balanced. I expect a match with two teams that want to play.
We must seek extra attention and sacrifice, we have the quality to hurt the opponent. The non-possession phase will make the difference.
Soleri can be the owner, the market has certified this. The boy has evaluated many situations, but he is very attached to the environment.
For us he is a starter who finds himself in front of our captain in a game system that includes a striker. He must continue his growth path.
It is a very important resource. Ranocchia has important technical qualities, he can play all midfield roles. We think it can give us an important level of quality.
Asymmetric calendar? I struggle to understand if it’s better or worse, it’s totally new for our championship. Lucioni? It will take some time, let’s try to recover it after the break.
We have to constantly improve. Serie B is like this, up and down, we have to stay attached to the championship. We need to consolidate a path of a certain type. Performance is not enough, you need the result.
Playing on Friday is not a problem, we are focused on our game. I’ll watch our next opponent on Saturday, let’s hope there will be an extraordinary crowd with Bari.
I am happy with the affection of the fans, they always fill the away sectors. Di Mariano? I’m happy for him, he entered with the right attitude.
If you enter with this desire, the games change. I am one of the few coaches who has always made five changes.
Ranocchia also played attacking midfielder, he is a complete player. He will define himself in the future as a dribbler, now he can give us something more in the last 35 meters.
In this championship, resilience is fundamental, we must have balance and strength. The team always manages to remain standing.
We are now focused on defining the Diakité operation, then we are ready to seize other opportunities on the market.