Sunday January 22 2012
Cosmi: 'A Chievo crossroads'

Serse Cosmi turned a corner with a victory at Fiorentina and now hopes Lecce can continue on this “crossroads against Chievo.”

The Salentini earned a crucial and unexpected 1-0 win in Florence last week to take them off the foot of the table, albeit only on goal difference.

“That result gave us a greater sense of calm. It allowed us to shake off some negative sensations,” said the Coach who replaced Eusebio Di Francesco.

“It’s not going to be an easy game. Of course, Chievo are not Inter or Lazio, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t every bit as dangerous.

“Chievo are a rugged and troublesome opponent, trained by a Coach like Domenico Di Carlo who knows what the Lecce atmosphere is like.

“Without doubt this represents an important crossroads for our campaign, but I don’t want to make it seem definitive.”

Cosmi has to make some changes, as Guillermo Giacomazzi is suspended, while Daniele Corvia, Manuel Giandonato, Edward Ofere, Andrea Bertolacci and Moris Carrozzieri are out of action.

Lecce are still looking for their first home win of the season, having managed just one point.