Sunday February 26 2017
Rastelli: 'If we win, we're safe'

Massimo Rastelli believes Cagliari's safety will be guaranteed if they beat Crotone today.

The Sardi lie 14 points clear of the drop zone and have never looked in danger of a relegation fight in their first season back in Serie A.

Speaking ahead of his team's match at Crotone, the Coach praised his opponents' attitude and warned his players to expect a difficult atmosphere at the Stadio Ezio Scida.

"They are a living and organised team with a great approach and up until now they have made everyone suffer," Rastelli told reporters.

"They really need the three points to improve their hopes of staying up. We know well how heated the atmosphere can be, with a full stadium.

"They prefer to contain opponents and take advantage of set plays, but it's true that they need to win at any cost.

"Compared to last Sunday [against Sampdoria], it is an even more difficult match for different reasons. A win for us would maybe conclusively seal our survival."

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