Colleague Michele Bufalino illustrates the situation in the Pisa home
Five wins and one draw, for a total of 16 points. This is the current balance of Pisa, which on Saturday 2 October at 4.15 pm will challenge Reggina at the “Arena Garibaldi”. A few days before the match, we contacted Michele Bufalino – colleague of the newspaper The nation but also correspondent from Pisa of Sports Radio – who presented Reggina’s next opponent to RNP readers, illustrating the situation.
WHAT HAS CHANGED- “Pisa have changed completely compared to last season, apart from the coach and a small group of players, the club has changed a lot. The new ds Claudio Chiellini, who took over from Roberto Gemmi, has operated extensively on the market thanks to the 6 million euros of the Nerazzurri owner Knaster ”.
SOCCER MARKET- “Pisa made about fifty moves. Many players have left, especially those on loan or for which there were redemption rights, which was not followed by renewal. The company began to operate by buying many young people from the lower categories to shoot them, in turn, on loan to other teams. The team has changed its face. Nicolas has arrived in goal, the defense has been totally redone and inside Leverbe and Hermannsson stand out. In midfield came the Hungarian Nagy from Bristol City and Touré from Juventus (1 million euros), in attack Cohen (2.2 million) from Maccabi Tel Aviv and Lorenzo Lucca (2.1 million) from Palermo. If something is still missing? Initially, many fans and professionals were a bit skeptical about leaving the weight of the attack on the young Lucca, but the player immediately showed what he is made of with goals, making 5 in 6 matches … ” .
THE SECRETS OF PISA CAPOLIST- “In these first six rounds, the defense has conceded four goals, while in the last championship, with a matchdays victory, the goals collected were as many as 15. The change of goalkeeper and the whole defense, to only Birindelli and Caracciolo, is a choice that is paying off at the moment. Those players deemed to have reached the limit of their potential to buy many young players and players with ample room for improvement have left, while those who were considered valid to continue remained. The granite rearguard and the prolific attack are certainly the strengths of this team ”.
GAME FEATURES- ”This year D’Angelo: it varies from 4-3-1-2 to 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3. However, it is a very offensive Pisa that begins by trying to attack the opponent immediately and impose their game, reasoned and made by a long ball possession. The team also showed excellent athleticism, as they always managed to play at a high pace until the end “.
THE LUCCA JEWEL ”Arrived to replace Marconi, Lucca has changed the face of the Nerazzurri attack. He looks like a complete striker, despite being 2.01 cm tall he has great stride and acceleration. In addition to the 5 goals he also managed to churn out an assist. He has very wide margins for improvement, there is already talk of a possible call from the senior national team. The attention of the great Serie A clubs has already fallen on him ”.
UNAVAILABLE AND RECOVERIES- “At the moment the only ones unavailable seem to be Quaini and Siega. Berra should be recovered but is still in doubt. However, these are players who have played little ”.