10 September 2022
"Among those fighting to stay in Serie A, Salernitana is one of the best, both individually and collectively because Davide Nicola did an extraordinary job last year and this year the club did a good job acquiring physical and technical players. Tomorrow, we have to play a fair, tough game, because we need the three points and without playing that kind of game we won't be able to bring them home."
"Leandro Paredes is doing well, he'll play tomorrow, also because Manuel Locatelli has a little fatigue so he won't be available, I don't want to risk him. Angel Di Maria is still out, but we plan to have him available for Wednesday. In addition to Paul Pogba who is out, there is also Federico Chiesa - who is working on the field alone and we hope to have him back at 100% before the break for the World Cup. Wojciech Szczesny, Kaio Jorge and Marley Aké are also all still unavailable.
I haven't yet decided upon the formation, this morning we tried some solutions and then I will decide tomorrow. The most important match is tomorrow's, which must give us the push to face Benfica in the best possible way. Arek Milik and Dusan Vlahovic could both play together, but I have to consider it in view of tomorrow, because Milik has played a lot lately and then there is also the matter of characteristics, tomorrow I have to make the formation fit in the right way, obviously taking into account who will be able to enter the pitch during the match in progress. Whoever begins on the bench can and must be decisive."
FOCUS ON FORM
"We have to take the positives from the match in Paris, which is our reaction in the second half and the fact that we didn't allow ourselves get taken out of the game at 2-0. But we can't be happy, because our goal must be to win and we are working towards going back to our winning way and creating the conditions to do so. I see in us a great desire to work towards winning, we know that now we are missing some important players, even on a numerical level, and therefore we have to grit our teeth. The goal must be to arrive at the 13th November in the best possible position in the standings and then in January, once we have all recovered, to start a new season. Now, we must be happy with what we are doing, knowing that the prospects are good.!