Collecchio, 19 September 2018Amato Ciciretti is still waiting to make his return from injury – one that has so far prevented him from completing his Crociati debut this season. In the meantime, he’s explained to the press at Collecchio the progress he has made so far physically:

Here’s what he had to say:

I’ve now overcome my injury and I want to make my return. However, let’s rightly wait and see what the coach will decide. My expectations for the season? First of all, I don’t expect it go badly. I’ve had a lot of injuries: but I know if I feel good then the rest will come. I now need playing time because it’s been a while since I’ve been in action. The important thing for me is to feel good.”

“The game against Inter? It’s always great to win. It’s particularly good when you win against such a strong team because it gives you extra confidence ahead of your next game, in our case an important game against Cagliari. I feel good – I’m not sure how fit I am percentage-wise, but this week I’m working on keeping my fitness levels up. I have to try and be as ready as possible to play on Saturday. I like it when big things are expected of me because I have to prove something, and doing this is always a good thing. I’m getting there slowly, and I have to try and be ready when the gaffer calls on me.

“My position on the pitch? I always played behind the striker when I was younger, but over the course of the years I’ve played on the wing. I don’t have a preferred position, I’ll play where the gaffer wants me to play – if he decides to put me behind the striker then all the better. Our next games? All of our games are important, we’re only thinking about Saturday’s game against Cagliari. All I can do is give my all to try and get the three points. We’ll take it game by game and see where we are. Avoiding relegation is our objective: we’re only thinking about avoiding the drop because it’s the most important thing.”