Friday April 20 2012
Ficcadenti focus on Parma

Massimo Ficcadenti wants to secure Cagliari’s safety in Saturday’s head-to-head with Parma. “I don’t think 40 points are enough anymore.”

Both clubs are on 38 points, just four clear of the relegation zone, so a defeat tomorrow could be disastrous.

“It is going to be a difficult match both for us and for them. If we win, then we can secure our Serie A status,” said the Coach.

“I don’t think 40 points are enough anymore, as the cut-off for safety is now 42. We will step on to the field with determination to get the full rewards from this match, though we must also keep an eye on the bookings.”

Nene, Michael Agazzi, Lorenzo Ariaudo, Marco Pisano and Alessandro Agostini are all on yellow cards.

“Compared to last week’s game with Bologna, quality will be more important. We will work less on physicality and more on finding space in midfield.

“We are in good shape and proved against Bologna that if we had taken all of our scoring opportunities then we would’ve emerged with at least a draw, if not more,” he said of the 1-0 defeat.

“Of course Parma’s danger man is Sebastian Giovinco, so we must do well to limit his influence.”

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