Friday February 14 2020
Di Biagio: 'SPAL changes made'

New SPAL coach Luigi Di Biagio makes his debut this weekend against Lecce, and states that he has already made some alterations to the side.

Di Biagio was drafted in this week as a replacement for Leonardo Semplici, who was sacked after six years at the Ferrara-based club.

SPAL travel to Lecce this weekend, with kick off tomorrow at 14:00 GMT. You can read the match preview here.

SPAL have lost six consecutive games in Serie A, and Di Biagio says it is too early to shape the team as he would like.

“I can confirm a four-man defence, for the rest of the side you will see tomorrow. I still have some doubts about a few players and the tactical situation,” said Di Biagio in his press conference.

“I have seen significant growth since arriving. I am very satisfied. The lads want revenge and have great responsibility.

“We have to find more self-esteem and attack whilst maintaining balance. I’ve also made some changes in the defensive area, which we will see tomorrow.”

Lecce are in a good run of form, and beat Napoli 3-2 at the Stadio San Paolo last weekend.

“They are the most fit team in the league. They play good football with specific characteristics.

“We are going to go up against a team that are very good physically and psychologically, thanks to the coach who is a friend of mine.

“There is great enthusiasm because they believe they can secure safety from relegation tomorrow.”

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