Mister Tabbiani presents the match against Crotone in the press room: “We thank the Catania fans for their trust, playing this match will be a great emotion. The condition? No team is 100% tested. Crotone is strong and has 8-9 players from the previous year, it may be a small advantage but we have to create an identity that only official matches allow you to obtain. Ours is a competitive team and the group is formed during the championship. We are surrounded by enthusiasm, we must maintain balance in victories and defeats, stay away from euphoria and depression after results. We have to try to find distances, measures and playing times. At the end of the working week, I'm happy with how we prepared for the game.
Friendly? You grow through official matches, if we had had two or three friendlies it would have changed little. The more players we keep in the draft, the higher we'll get.
At the moment neither team is in top shape physically, those who have played together may have small advantages but top condition is achieved by playing. The taller we stay on the pitch, the more it means that we managed to work well; it won't be 90 minutes in aggression but there will be different phases of the match. I have found intelligent players who have already assimilated many concepts. It's great for us to arouse this enthusiasm: we have to keep it, the championship won't say anything tomorrow night. I am convinced that the boys will have a great race, with sacrifices and with the right attitude. We will be excited, sport is emotion and feeling”.