Sunday February 19 2012
Mutti clings to Miccoli

Bortolo Mutti welcomes back Fabrizio Miccoli as Palermo’s secret weapon against Lazio this evening.

The Sicilians badly missed their captain during last week’s 2-1 defeat to Cagliari, but he has recovered from his injury and should partner Igor Budan.

“We are facing a side who are third in the table and therefore Lazio have big ambitions,” commented Coach Mutti.

“They are trained very well by Edy Reja and have shown great character so far this season. It won’t be easy to face them, but we knew that already.

“We require a performance of great determination and solidity, as the 90 minutes won’t be easy to ‘read.’ Palermo must focus on reaching 40 points as soon as possible, as that is the benchmark for safety.

“Abel Hernandez is in doubt, as he picked up a knock against Cagliari, but Miccoli has recovered.”