Tuesday September 11 2012
Miccoli 'disappointed' by Palermo

Fabrizio Miccoli admits he is “motivated, but disappointed” by Palermo’s transfer activity and “might not sign” a new contract.

The captain spoke out in a tense Press conference this afternoon and asked fans not to abandon the club after two consecutive defeats.

Miccoli’s contract expires at the end of the season and he had already been on the verge of leaving in the summer.

“(President Maurizio) Zamparini wants to get to December or January before discussing a renewal, but at this point we may as well make it June. I don’t even know if I’ll sign.

“I have not spoken to the President and am not critical about his choices or those of the club. It’s true, Milan and Inter cut their budgets, so of course Palermo would follow suit.

“My only criticism is in comparisons with Udinese. They lost their opening two games, just like us, but at the end of the day they always seem to finish in the top five and in the Europa League.

“I am disappointed, but I continue to be motivated. Having said that, I come after the team, as before me comes Palermo.

“If we win against Cagliari and I am not even called up, then that’s fine too. The team comes first and I am later.

“I will talk about my situation later on, when we are safe from relegation.”