Saturday February 18 2012
Sannino balances Siena pressure

Giuseppe Sannino insists there is no more pressure on Siena than usual, as they go from beating Roma to Sunday’s relegation scrap with Lecce.

“It is like all head-to-head battles, one where we must suffer and work harder than ever,” said the Coach.

Only one place separates the two sides going into the Sunday 11.30am UK time kick-off at the Stadio Via del Mare.

“Lecce are a good team, with experience and have a great tactician. They want to achieve something extraordinary by securing their safety after a spectacular comeback. We must not allow ourselves to be taken by surprise.

“The most important aspect is psychological. We need to face this match with the right mentality: concentration, of course, but at the same time a relaxed approach without the pressure to get a result at all costs.”

It’s going to be a busy time for Siena, as they also play the snowed off fixture with Catania next week.

“We will play three games in seven days, so I cannot help but take that into consideration when making my choices,” concluded Sannino.

“Whoever does step on to the field will give their best, as always.”

Siena squad:Farelli, Marcone, Pegolo; Belmonte, Contini, Del Grosso, Pesoli, Rossettini, Rossi, Terzi, Vitiello; Angelo, Brienza, D'Agostino, Gazzi, Giorgi, Grossi, Mannini, Parravicini, Reginaldo, Vergassola; Calaiò, Destro, Gonzalez

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