Tuttosport: “Serie B: Cosenza, Catanzaro and Como – surprises of the championship. Brave and ambitious…

Tuttosport: “Serie B: Cosenza, Catanzaro and Como – surprises of the championship.  Brave and ambitious…

“Serie B: Cosenza, Catanzaro and Como – surprises of the championship. Bold and ambitious, they no longer set limits,” she writes. Tuttosport.

The upper echelons of Serie B also have a newly promoted luxury team, a team that only survived the playoffs last year, and a club that has realized that a collection of “stickers” is not enough to win matches. I’m not kidding. This is Series B, baby. Catanzaro, Cosenza and Como. They all start from position C, but want to stay as far away from this championship as possible, and to achieve this goal it is a good idea to compete with the big teams. The Calabrian Giallorossi already have 18 points after nine games. Continuing with this average, they would have closed at 76, a share that last year would have guaranteed second place (-4 behind leader Frosinone) and therefore direct promotion. Catanzaro’s project starts from afar. In the summer of 2022, the club decided on a policy of multi-year contracts tied to results. Winning strategy: After dominating Tournament C, they are now tied with Venice in third place, -1 behind Palermo and -2 behind Parma.


Of the starting players, only Gian’s contract expires in June, and the rest – from captain Iammello (2 goals and 2 assists) to Vandeputte (3 goals and 2 assists), from Scognamillo to Verna, from Fulignati to Situm, from Brighenti to Katzeris , from Brignola to Biasi, everyone is interested in winning as much as possible. This is the only way their contracts will be extended as long as possible. Catanzaro will resume play on Saturday with a home match against Feralpisalo (expected 12,000 spectators) after two consecutive away wins over Sampdoria and Sudtirol and the second best attack in the championship. Scognamillo explains: “Vivarini immediately gave us a winning mentality, now we have to stop conceding stupid goals.” The coach is proud but remains humble: “Let’s not worry too much. I was lucky enough to work in a group created two years ago, to which we added interesting young people who are gradually emerging. “Football requires ideas and the ability to bring them to life, we succeed precisely because we started a long time ago.”

In Cosenza, the square was tired of suffering, and after last-minute consolations and rescues, President Guarascio himself promised that the bar would be raised. It is likely that many, both in and outside the city, did not take this seriously, and now they will have to think again. The Power Wolves went into the break in fifth place and three wins from the last four days, with the blitz games of Palermo and Pisa standing out. Caserta brought active football (only one goal less than Catanzaro), the pair Mazzocchi-Forte (3 goals for the first, 2 for the second) made one forget about the savior Nastya who moved to Bari, the trio Marras-Florenzi-Tutino guarantees quality and imagination (not forgetting Canotto), the goalkeeper and defense are from last year and therefore well tested. Meroni explains: “The mentality has changed, last year we focused more on the defensive phase.” Sunday is a test of maturity: emerging unscathed from Marassi against Sampdoria will give you the certificate of a big player. Como are level with Cosenza, who also have a game less. Built a year ago without any expense (Fabregas, Cutrone, Mancuso, Baselli, Scerri, Farago), they had to sweat to avoid being like Spal and Benevento, escaping with just one match day left. This year we have made more targeted additions, one per department: Barba, Cassandro, Abildgaard, Verdi and Mustafa. People still have a pedigree, but they are functional. On Friday evening, Como will attack league leaders Parma to quickly forget the home defeat to Cremonese, which stopped the trend of 13 points (four wins in a row) in 5 days.

Source: Tutto Mercato Web

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