Mister Baldini, conference before the debut with Catanzaro
Silvio Baldini’s Palermo is ready for the debut against Catanzaro. A month after his arrival, the coach said he was satisfied with the team, “because, despite Covid, the boys worked when they were at home. It is a good sign because they understood that they have to do more, otherwise they would not have called me “, he reiterated at a press conference.
Baldini, therefore, appreciated the will of the players even when the Covid outbreak broke out, even if “it would have been better to spend the last few days in the group – admitted the coach – but not having done so must not be an excuse”.
This is precisely the ‘motto’ before the match, no alibi against Catanzaro: “Anyone who plays football must be happy, especially if in a city of fame like Palermo. We don’t have to think against who we start, we don’t have to be afraid to prove who we are. We must try to be free of mind, we must not have remorse. We will face the race with balance, without thinking about Catanzaro.
Also, analysis on individuals, starting with Somma, who “wants to be a part of this championship, so he is part of the squad”. Finally, on the newcomer Damiani: “He has to get to know the group. If I need to, I know I can count on him. He is a guy who can play in Serie A, even if Empoli doesn’t think so. On the pitch, he asserts himself and does not hold back. He has a great tactical sense, he knows how to give the right surveyors.
What impression did I get after a month? That the guys are extraordinary, good and they want to improve. I am satisfied because despite Covid they worked when they were at home. It’s a good sign because they understood that they have to do more, otherwise they wouldn’t have called me, so expectations are high.
It is not certain that we will play with 4-2-3-1, I could also deploy the three-man defense since the boys were used to that. I will choose according to the match.
Damiani only had two sessions, it is normal for the others to have an advantage. He has to get to know the group. If I need to, I know I can count on him. Damiani can also play in Serie A, even if Empoli doesn’t think so. On the pitch, he is someone who asserts himself and who does not hold back. He has a great tactical sense, he knows how to give the right geometers on the pitch.
Who replaces Almici? The solution, in my opinion, is at home. In pink, I have Accardi and Doda. If there are opportunities, we will take advantage of them, but I only think about who I have available. I don’t ask society for anything, I respect those I have. However, I know that Castagnini will improve the team if he deems it necessary.
Somma? I reward those who show me that he wants to participate in this championship, those who want to be present. Somma is intelligent, he is part of the squad and trains well.
Debut with Catanzaro? Whoever plays football must be happy, especially if in a city like Palermo: we don’t have to think against who we start, we don’t have to be afraid to show who we are. Given Covid, there may be some physical problems, even if the boys trained at home. It would have been better to spend the last few days together, but not having done so shouldn’t be an excuse.
It is useless to talk about the opponent. We must try to be free of mind, we must not have remorse. We will face the match with balance, without thinking about the opponent.
Brunori? It is called and will be 100% available. Even if, when he had Covid, he had to go to Turin, since he is a Juventus player, for two days.
VIDEO / Mister Baldini, conference before the debut with Catanzaro
Here are the probable formations of Catanzaro – Palermo, a match valid for the 23rd day of Serie C 2021/22.
Appointment on Monday 24 January, at 21.00, “Nicola Ceravolo” stadium in Catanzaro:
CATANZARO (3-5-2): Nocchi; De Santis, Martinelli, Fazio; Bayeye, Welbeck, Cinelli, Sounas, Bjarkason; Bombagi, Iemmello.
Unavailable: Tentardini, Rolando, Carlini, Scognamillo
PALERMO (4-2-3-1): Massolo; Accardi (Doda), Lancini, Marconi, Giron; De Rose, Odjer (Dall’Oglio, Damiani); Valente, Luperini, Felici (Floriano); Soleri.
Unavailable: Almici, Peretti, Marong
Disqualified: Pelagotti, Buttaro