Corini conference, 30th day vs Venezia

On the eve of the 30th Serie B, the match against Venezia, the Corini Press conference

On the eve of the 30th Serie B, the match against Venezia, the Corini Press conference

Eugenio Corini intervenes in the press conference to present the important direct clash against Venezia, which will open the 30th matchday of Serie B.

We won’t have Ranocchia for tomorrow’s match, further updates on the extent of the injury will be given before the friendly against Lomme.

The team is doing well, the victory in Lecco has great value for me, the team has soul and has given answers.

There we prepared to face a team like Venezia who are fighting with us for important goals. We have given important signals for the season finale.

As long as mathematics allows us, we will fight for second place. Injuries? Lucioni, Insigne and Ranocchia are important players for us, there is the break so we will definitely get Lucioni back, we will see the other two.

We scored points, both with the big and small teams. In several home games we didn’t have the right reading, we didn’t have the right balance against teams against which we thought we had dominance, while against high-ranking teams we maintain a little more balance.

With the little ones you have to be patient, the frenzy and haste played tricks on us. Pohjanpalo?

We worked to limit him, but he has high level physical and technical potential, for Venezia he is a fundamental resource, he shifts the balance in the category.

Vasic has grown a lot, he knows how to play on the wing, in the first leg in Venice he played as a striker, he gives me flexibility even in light of Ranocchia’s injury.

With Ranocchia missing in that role, I judge based on the characteristics of the opponent: it could be Coulibaly, it could be Vasic, but also Mancuso or Traoré.

It depends on how I read the match and also depending on the characteristics of our external strikers.

It’s clear that we have to score a lot of points to aspire to second place. We have to beat Venezia to shorten them from -5 to -2, then we’ll see what the others do.

We are fully aware of the importance of the match. Furthermore, we want to beat them and see what the others do, but it remains a difficult championship.

Venezia has very similar data to ours, close both in terms of goals scored and goals conceded. They play with the physical double striker or with one striker and another more dynamic one.

They are also very strong on dead balls, we know the difficulties we are going to face. I’m confident, when you win a match like the one in Lecco it means you’re alive.

I don’t care about my contract, I have always demonstrated this in Palermo, both as a player and for the first time as a coach.

I’m focused on the games and the end of the season. Gardini? We are aware that we have an important ownership, one of the objectives is to go to Serie A as soon as possible.

In Lecco we needed that match, we had to give an important signal and we did it. When I leave that match, I understand that I have an important group after 18 months of work.

Equilibrium? We score a lot of goals but we look for it, we have to defend our goal tooth and nail. The search for balance is continuous.

The general balance is sought in many evaluations, also considering the inactive balls in favor and those against.

I don’t want to hide the importance of the match against Venezia, we want to go to -2, we know how important it is for direct promotion.

We want to recreate that enthusiasm that was there before the match against Ternana.

Venezia is strong on dead balls, against Bari they scored two in just a few minutes. Defending well will be the factor.

Dirty game? Playing well is wonderful, but anyone who has played team sports knows that winning certain matches is fundamental.

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