The empoli will not be completed yet, awaiting the return of the players belonging to the national team but today preparations have been resumed in view of the next delicate match, against Venice on Saturday afternoon. Andreazzoli, until the defection in the last few hours, will be able to count on all the squad at his disposal. And that in itself is great news.
The friendly at Forte dei Marmi featured a lively team, even among players who were less employed. Well, it was a test against a Serie D team, but the signs have been positive. Much attention was paid to Fabiano Paris, who had been absent from the last day of the previous championship and eventually returned to full capacity after an injury. The full-back from Campania is a candidate for a starting shirt, even though Marchiza did well against Juventus.
In the absence of Ricky and Stulac, Henderson is offered the control room and he is not disappointed: the Scotsman can become a real clown in midfield, which can be placed wherever needed. Instead the attack was for the entire department to speak up. La Mantia and Pinamonti were gone, Mancuso and Cutrone closed. The feeling is that the latter are still ahead for an opening shirt, but Pinamonti is clawing. The Inter-owned striker has shown good form and could become the arrow for Andreazzoli’s bow. Will have to see that during the race or from the first minute.