Catania have cut short their mid-season stay in Malta, describing the hotel they were staying in as below expected standards.
Sporting director Pietro Lo Monaco confirmed on Tuesday that the Rossazzurri are returning to Italy ahead of schedule after the club reportedly had several rows with staff at the hotel they were staying at.
“The hotel staff were not up to hosting a club like Catania. But, I would like to thank the Maltese FA for having us.”
Vincenzo Montella’s players were in Malta as part of a mid-season training retreat ahead of the Serie A season which begins again at the weekend. They were due to originally return to Sicily on Thursday but instead will fly out tonight after a final training session in Malta.
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