San Marino national team, the second friendly with Santa Lucia is coming up • newsrimini.it
It’s the eve of the second Caribbean challenge with Saint Luciafor those who write from the withdrawal of the San Marino national team. It’s already match day, however, in the Republic: the re-match, after last Thursday’s 1-1 draw, at 21:00 Italian.
A race, the upcoming one, which is proposed to be equally difficult, assures the Technical Scrutineer Constantines: “We expect a definitely complicated match, also in light of Thursday’s performance. The local media expected a simpler match for Saint Lucia, in reality I think they were impressed by what emerged. If any team can complain about a draw, it’s us. We had a lot of untapped scoring, then Lazzari’s goal prevented a sensational mockery. I’m sure – continues Costantini – that Saint Lucia will offer an aggressive game right away, putting it on a physical level. Which is what we suffered the most in the first half hour on Thursday. Then we took measures on our opponents and on the pitch and it went much better, finding solutions that put them in difficulty and allowed us to often reach conclusions”.
Any news in sight for the second commitment? “I’ve talked to all the guys, the national team is a different team, where the term ‘new’ maybe a bit out of place. Today we count on a group of twenty-six equally important and decisive players – as demonstrated by those who entered the match in progress on Thursday, managing to change the game. We will certainly propose some changes between the starting players: whoever goes on the field will have to do his duty for the minutes he will have available, whether they are in the running or from the start. He must and must always be like this ”.
Among the most positive, in the first friendly, Michele Cevoli. The captain of Juvenes-Dogana sounds the charge for the Titans: “We want to set up a proactive match, in which to do better than the last one, also limiting mistakes with the aim of winning. The pressure exerted in the last minutes of the last match brought us benefits, we crushed them in their own half. After all, they too are human and can make mistakes.”
Could a defender be decisive in the goal area? “A defender hasn’t scored in a while, let’s hope someone does tomorrow – regardless of me. The important thing is that the net swells. We are fine, we are a group that is comfortable together, laughs and jokes. But when there’s work to be done, we lower our heads and give our all. We’ve been here for many days, but the harmony that has been established in the team has also made them pass rather quickly “.
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