Friday September 30 2011
Delvecchio: 'Time to win away'

Gennaro Delvecchio is determined that Catania begins to put right a miserable away record in Serie A, starting with a trip to Novara this Sunday.

The midfielder has enjoyed a revival of personal form on the pitch this season, and talking to Corriere del Mezzogiorno, he spoke of why he believes that is the case.

"I have always been pleased with the encouragement [from the fans]. I am now also closer to God, thanks to my teammate who I won't name [Corriere del Mezzogiorno suggests it is Nicola Legrottaglie], I read the Bible a little more and some things have changed for the better."

Delvecchio has also looked ahead to the weekend's Sunday lunchtime clash with Novara, and pinpointed that the dressing room prepares correctly to start to improve Catania's away record.

Gli Elefanti have won away from home just seven times in Serie A since the start of the 2006-07 campaign.

"We need to change the head, that's all. Sunday we will play on the synthetic, but nothing will change. On synthetic grass or not we do not care, it is always on the field 11 against 11.

"The stimuli to play against Novara we find within, the great victories are achieved away from home. We're going to Novara with the knife between the teeth to fight, we want to show who we really are on the field.

"The club has done all it could do. It has bought great players, it has built a large sports centre: The ball now passes to us players. To change Catania's away history we have to have the right mentality."

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