Mister Ranieri before Cagliari-Hellas Verona

First Team - 30/03/2024

Coach Ranieri spoke from the press room of the CRAI Sport Center to introduce Monday’s match against Hellas Verona at the Unipol Domus.

“Monday’s match? We will have to face it with a lot of determination, we play against a team that is doing very well, square, determined. They are very similar to us: they close well, they restart at speed. Compared to us they’re more physical: in Serie A they’re the team with the most fouls. We know what awaits us: we’ll have to be prepared, reactive and very quick.”

“I found the players who returned from commitments with the national teams to be good, Hellas Verona also had a lot of them. The break was needed, it gave us the chance to recover some players. Mina trained with the group today, he wanted to continue and I stopped him. There are still 48 hours to go, as usual the night before the game I will evaluate, for him as well as in the case of those guys who have had minor setbacks recently”.

“Hellas is a team that always plays forward, before they had Djuric as an offensive reference, while now they have two forwards who always go into space. This is the real change from the first leg. They have found Noslin who is good, plus others they already had and who have now had the opportunity to play.”

“The guys know that we are playing for a lot, it is not a decisive match but very important for sure. We know we have to do well, after this match there will be a cycle of tough matches against teams that are fighting for something important, just as our goal is very important. We need the points to achieve salvation. The coach prepares the matches, supported by his staff. Then the boys go out onto the pitch and I trust them.”

“Another sold-out despite playing on Easter Monday? Meanwhile I want to wish all our fans and their families a happy Easter. I thank them sincerely, we hope to reciprocate with a good performance.”

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