Empoli emerges unscathed from the Franchi.
The Tuscan, almost Florentine derby between Viola and Empoli keeps its promises. Emotions and shows at the Franchi with guests who play an attentive, determined and courageous game. Cambiaghi’s goal deluded the Azzurri, who were joined a few minutes from time. Paolo Zanetti analyzes the challenge to the microphones of DAZN.
Empoli plays with the trident and the choices proved Paolo Zanetti right. The equalizing goal came quite by chance even if it rewards a long chase. “In the first half we interpreted the preparation for the match well, playing high and vertically to attack spaces quickly. We weren’t good at closing the match, we didn’t want to duck but they did it. After the 2-0 goal that was taken away from us by a foot, the match was channeled onto a different track. From difficult for them to complicated for us. In the second half we lacked a bit of precision in the last pass. We immediately had their return and the pressure as it was natural that it was. And in the end I think that all in all the draw is fair”.
Zanetti had asked for concreteness as well as fluency. A tie that still leaves more than one comforting indication as a legacy. Empoli which has an identity, plays with determination and ease. And leave the Franchi with precedence in the standings. “I’m interested in the accounts in June. I like the team to work and grow. The excellent position in the standings shouldn’t relax us, we need to be aware that by letting our guard down we risk and for this we have to interpret every match as a battle. it’s quality, but we can’t ignore being at the top competitively. Playing on a field like Florence isn’t easy for anyone, you always need to put in something extra to fill the gap. As for Cambiaghi’s injury, I’m a little worried, I think it’s one stretching, I hope it’s not worse. It’s a shame because it was growing rapidly”.
February 19, 2023 (change February 19, 2023 | 5:32 pm)
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