On the eve of the Italian Cup for Messina, who will challenge on Wednesday afternoon (starting at 17.30, referee Claudio Petrella of the Viterbo section), at the “Zaccheria” stadium, the Foggia of coach Zdenek Zeman, a former long-time player.
The Giallorossi, returning from their first defeat of the season, remedied in the “lair” of Monopoli, leaders with full points of group C, will try to redeem themselves with a more convincing performance than that provided in the resumption of the match against the green-and-whites. After a good start to the game, rewarded by the advantage signed by Adorante, the biancoscudati collected Starita’s equalizer, gradually decreasing in tone, without then reacting to the 2-1 achieved by Grandolfo. In addition to improving physical strength, Messina must record the defensive mechanisms, as confirmed by the 7 goals collected in the first three days of the championship. The coach Sasà Sullo, who has called up 22 players, will make several changes, to give space to the less troubled elements up to now, to the latest arrivals, also considering the efforts accumulated in the double close engagement in Puglia. Simonetti and his teammates will face an opponent who arrives at the appointment after the internal setback with Turris and, therefore, determined, like them, to secure the passage of the round. “Official competitions must always be honored and tomorrow’s match is to be taken seriously – said Zeman in the press conference to present the match -. We will try to do ours, as Messina will do, we will see in the end who will win. I hope the team learns something from the match against Turris and can improve in many aspects ”.