Cagliari President Massimo Cellino has blamed the situation surrounding the Is Arenas as the reason for their poor start.
The Isolani have won just one game all season so far, but the chief has refused to point the finger at the players.
“The guys have put their hearts and souls into the games,” he told L’Unione Sarda. “But now their morale is in pieces.
“And that’s because of the stadium issue.
“Every time I speak with the players I look down at the floor – I cannot look them in the eyes, because I feel like a cheat.”
Cagliari have had to play their home games at Stadio Sant’Elia this term because authorities have deemed the Is Areans unsafe.
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