Saturday May 19 2018
Zenga: 'Crotone on edge'

Walter Zenga concedes Crotone’s Serie A fate is not just in their hands ahead of the trip to Napoli. “I’m on the verge of a nervous breakdown!”

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“You never know what might happen, but I saw what we’ve done and how we’ve worked,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We have found our self-belief and it’d be an enormous pity if we didn’t manage to stay in Serie A.

“I feel like I’m on the edge of a nervous breakdown here! I won’t quite say like crying when watching Rocky IV, but nearly… I go looking for battles, there are still 90 minutes to play and we can do it.”

Crotone are in the bottom three, so their fate is not necessarily in their hands.

A win will see them safe as long one of Chievo, Cagliari, Udinese and SPAL lose. The problem for the Squali is that their head-to-head record is inferior to everyone but Chievo.

So if they win and Chievo draw, that away goal would give them the head-to-head advantage.

Crotone will stay up if they draw and SPAL lose to at home to Sampdoria. In any other situation, a draw relegates the Calabrians.

“Last week, I didn’t want to know what was happening elsewhere. I blocked it all out and just wanted to win. This time, it’s different.

“It’ll be tough with the wait and the adrenaline. You think of a thousand things and know it’s not only up to you.

“Napoli want to end the season with a victory in front of their fans, as they had an extraordinary year. They’ll also be saluting a few figures who are leaving, but their motivation cannot match ours.”

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