Pietro Lo Monaco has urged his former side Catania to keep pushing in the field: “Just two wins and the enthusiasm would return.”
The Elefanti are staring down the prospect of relegation from Serie A, as they sit 20th and six points adrift of safety with just seven rounds of action to play.
For their former sporting director, however, all hope is not yet lost.
“I see there is that gap, but despite everything Catania can be saved because the other teams fighting to stay up are not on form,” Lo Monaco has commented to Itasportspress this week.
“The Rossazzurri have more quality than Chievo, Bologna, Livorno and Sassuolo and despite there being few alternatives in attack for them.
“It was a mortal sin not to take action in January, but now is not the time to take stock.
“The players who don’t play must be dropped because in the field they must spit blood, spit blood, spit blood!
“They have to have the right level of nastiness because to take to the field already resigned is a serious mistake.
“They have to draw out all their attributes for themselves and also for the fans who live and suffer and die for Catania.
“The calendar can help Catania - just two wins and the enthusiasm would return. They must not think of going anywhere else in the event of relegation because I would take them all into Serie B.
“Catania can afford to drop down because they have a healthy balance sheet. In short, the ball is with them now and they have to show that they are not players to be relegated.”