Such a combative and determined Salernitana had not been admired since the time of the B of Castori. Having leaders Milan in front of you and not feeling any awe is a big sign of newfound confidence, especially if you are at the bottom of the table in the classic head-and-tail. About Davide Nicola? A coach who arrived a few days earlier cannot do miracles, but as regards the psychological charge we can say that the new coach has had great merits. Probably Milan did not participate in such a “bad” team, agonistically speaking, and courageous. Taken by surprise, during the match the Rossoneri started to get nervous and only thanks to a not irresistible shot by Rebic they managed to put things back in order, avoiding an embarrassing defeat for the team of Mr. Pioli.
Salvation difficult but not impossible, even calendar and ranking in hand. Let’s start with the two races to be recovered, the one with Venice, direct confrontation. It is to be won without any doubt and here the current classification could take on another face: 17 points and climbing one place in the standings against Genoa. The grenades would be only five points behind the two third-last (or the fourth-last, you name it) with a match to play in Udine, we must not forget. Among other things, the Friulians must then visit Salernitana in the last season of the championship or already saved or even to fight for salvation.
Starting from this assumption, the could dare a hand to mister Nicola: matches to be played at home, in the Arechi powder keg, with Bologna, Sassuolo, Turin, Fiorentina and direct clashes with Cagliari and Udinese. Apart from Viola, the revelation team of the tournament, all the races within reach where you can at least try the full loot. Assuming four wins and two draws (hoping not in direct clashes, of course), there are 14 points available which, added to the 17 won, would reach 31. At this point, assuming a further four points (minimum wage) away, Inter, Juventus, Roma, Samp, Atalanta and Empoli, the ranking would be set for the grenade at 35. But be careful, we must not forget the wild card of Udine, which in the end could prove to be fundamental. It must be said that, taking a completely premature look at the calendar, the saving rate could be medium-low (35-36 points) compared to the recent past. We can summarily say that Genoa has the most difficult path and probably is an authoritative candidate for relegation, it is a little better at Venice as the lagoon will face very few of the big names, almost always at home and with a Roma in the penultimate that could take the field for signing honor. La Spezia is now very far from Salernitana, but it could be risked underwater. And watch out for Cagliari which, in the last three away matches of the championship, will have as many direct clashes interspersed with a Cagliari-Inter which, who knows, could be decisive for the Scudetto.
Basically, despite all the difficulties from the registration period to today, by making this team he has the opportunity to save himself, relying only on his own strength, even if the hope of some surprise points lost by the competitors would not hurt. Everything revolves around the Sampdoria-Roma-Fiorentina-Atalanta quartet, three out of four trips and the revelation of Italiano to Arechi. Overcoming this period of fire, objectively prohibitive, with a gap that can still be bridged, would mean playing the last three within reach with excellent chances of making it.
At this point the dates of the two recoveries will be decisive. In this regard, allow us a parenthesis: why no one is indignant at the unsportsmanlike behavior of Venezia while last year, for the Reggiana case, all of Italy raged against Salernitana? Talking about regularity and then wanting points on the opponent’s health would deserve other measures than a simple rejection of the sports judge, we should put a stop to these senseless appeals by penalizing, why not, those who reiterate in these behaviors that violate every rule of common sense. This makes it clear, however, that the direct competitors begin to fear the Salertana. Come on, just believe it. The match against Milan must be the starting point for the recovery of the (former) Cinderella of the category. With the certainty that the future will be rosy underwater with a property of this level and with the hope of – we quote verbatim – not having to regret having chosen to play the two decisive games with Spezia and Genoa with a technical guide that does not exist. is revealed, alas, at the height.