It’s more than a fundamental match and it’s more than a head-to-head match. In summary, Recanatese-Rimini this late afternoon resembles a final, at least for the Giallorossi team which, for some time now, has exhausted all the bonuses available and has the mandatory need to “mentalise” itself in a fight for salvation which in the meantime, day after day, it became more and more difficult. On the other hand, the ranking speaks clearly: with the third to last place in coexistence with the most uncomfortable team of all, that is Spal, and a dangerous gap that is being created with the other teams that have risen to plus four, there is nothing to joke about and what he asks for is “blood in his eyes”, demonstrating that he has the fierce determination to get out of trouble. Added to this gloomy picture are other problems and first and foremost the continuing absence of Federico Melchiorri: the attacker also “tried” yesterday but is still in pain and there is no point in taking risks. Gomez returns to the squad while Ferretti, Manè and Egharevba are still out.
The Romagna players are not in much better shape: they are fresh from the defeat in the heartfelt derby with Cesena, Oddi, Marchesi, Cernigoi and Capanni will be missing and Morra will probably be seen on the pitch from the first minute alongside Lamesta with the former Doric player Del Carro behind him and the five-man defense centered on Pietrangeli, Lepri and Gigli. The Neapolitan coach Emanuele Troise, for years at Bologna’s youth team, does not hide the difficulties of this challenge: “we are going to a difficult field where Recanatese built safety last year and in this championship has made itself equally valuable (in reality not it’s exactly like this with just 13 points won at Tubaldi, only Fermana did worse within friendly walls with 3 victories and 6 defeats ed.) We will have to face it with the right attitude, with the awareness of our strengths that we have acquired up until the derby. We know that they play with a proven formation with Carpani, Sbaffo and Melchiorri always at the center of their action. Regardless of the opponent, he plays openly both in possession and non-possession phases. In short, he has a very specific style. We Let’s focus strongly on our team spirit. It will be up to me to convince the boys that we can still do something more, the team has the potential.”
The crux is precisely this: in situations like this the motivational aspect is decisive. You don’t need foil but ruthless concentration for 90 minutes and not make those mistakes, often colossal, that too many times recently have condemned Recanatese. Long story short… you can’t go wrong anymore. Some positive news came from the youth team where the Under 15s prevailed 3-1 over Benevento (goals from Malavenda, Mehemedi and Cicconi) while the girls prevailed against Gualdo, winning 7-0 and confirming themselves as the second force in the championship (doubles for Cecchini and Tomassoni who returned after the injury). Another defeat for Primavera 4, beaten at home 3-0 by Giugliano.