Last effort of the season for Cagliari, which plays Genoa tomorrow night at the Sardegna Arena: permanence in Serie A has been conquered, but Leonardo Semplici guarantees that the team will take the game very seriously. “It would be important to finish with a win and get to 40 points. The boys care a lot. The starting XI will be quite similar to the one deployed in Milan, there may be some changes but the players who will give the best guarantees will play”.
ENTHUSIASM AND SERENITY
“We trained this week with a smile on our face, without stress, but still at our best. There’s an atmosphere of great enthusiasm and serenity, as normal after a permanence achieved in this way: I would have signed up to obtain mathematical salvation two Sundays from the end".
THE IDENTITY OF THE TEAM
“I'm sorry that the championship is over: the team has achieved its own identity and has a different strength than the one it had when I arrived. The hardest aspect was mental, I had to work a lot: the results did not arrive, the boys were in difficulty, but had the merit of adapting to our ideas. They followed us and gradually came out of a situation where many thought we were already relegated ”.
THE STRENGTH OF THE GROUP
“I knew some players as opponents, by training them I understood their value better. I think it is not fair to praise only those who were part of the starting line-up, but that the contribution of subs during the match in progress should be considered: they were ready, this was our strength. They have always trained with intensity and the utmost determination to keep the level of the sessions high, they never gave up, and were crucial to achieving the goal".
THE SUPPORT OF THE FANS
“I received messages of appreciation from the fans, I am very happy. Like us, they lived through a painful year but they have always been close to us, if they had had the opportunity to support us at the stadium they would have been a very important force. I hope that as early as next year we can return to normality and have the opportunity to meet in person".