SPALSüdtirol - SPAL, coach Oddo's pre-match conference

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023

Südtirol - SPAL, coach Oddo's pre-match conference

At the end of the eve refinement, coach Massimo Oddo presented the match Südtirol - SPAL in the pre-match press conference of the 30th day of the Serie BKT 2022-2023 Championship.

"This week" said the spallino coach, "we have worked on the legs, the head, the heart on everything we need to work on to get out of this situation as the teams that are in the same situation as us are also doing. In Bolzano, the fans will be over 700? A great honor to these people who believe in us and are always by our side showing great maturity and love, but not pressure. The pressure is given to us by the standings and the defeat in Cosenza, this must be a stimulus, a big, strong stimulus, a sense of duty, the knowledge that there is a people pushing the team and a team that must believe in it as their own people do."

"I read moments of positivity like after Cittadella and moments of great negativity like after Cosenza, it fits because even I was convinced we had arrived at a turning point and instead we took a step back, there was a moment of strong disappointment because I was convinced we could start a new important cycle and instead we stopped right away, but we have to be aware that we are a group of teams all there, and it will be the head will make the difference. The matches are all difficult, whether you play against the first or the last, you just have to work. This team has to have the humility to understand the situation they are in but also have the conviction to understand that we can and must do more. Every game you can win as obviously you can lose."

"Technical errors are not avoidable and I will never complain about that, I complain about an error of concept, a lack of attention and tension, which is what was lacking in Cosenza. We had a good first half, in ball possession we created some nice patterns of play but on the left side they were putting us in great difficulty and the changes were made for that very reason, so much so that Cosenza's chances stemmed from our mistakes and that's what makes me angry, we had a match point and we wasted it."

"In the first half we risked getting a goal," concluded coach Oddo, "because we were badly set up on the field, while in the second half we were set up well but made mistakes and inattentions that led us to concede the goal. A general team attitude was lacking. Südtirol has a great hunger and mentality that fights on every ball, with physical players and great fighters, we have to put ourselves at their level from the mental and agonist point of view because without these two aspects that are the basis of their success we will do little."