Palermo chief Maurizio Zamparini has been critical of Fabrizio Miccoli’s efforts this season. “He’s given us nothing this term.”
Miccoli is the club captain, but the 33-year-old has contributed just five goals in 21 games for the outfit who run the risk of being relegated.
“I’m not too concerned whether he recovers in time for the game against Roma,” Zamparini told the Corriere dello Sport.
“He’s given us nothing this season and he’s in bad physical shape, as we have seen in the last few games.
“We miss the Miccoli of three years ago, who is not the player of this year. He’s under trained, he’s not fit.”
Zamparini’s words will raise doubts over whether the former Italian international will sign a new contract with the club.
The ex-Juventus player, a fan of hometown club Lecce, is only tied to the outfit until June.
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