At singles level, the 1-1 in Olbia celebrated the joy of Simone Magnaghi’s comeback after 500 minutes of abstinence. The centre-forward rose to 16 goals, becoming Pontedera’s fourth top scorer in a season since Granada’s return to professionalism (2012-13), after Scappini’s 24 goals (2015-16), Grassi’s 22 (2012-13) and Arrighini’s 17 (2012-13) with room to improve in the remaining three games. At the end of the match, the bomber showed up in the press room, where during the 10 minutes of discussion he expressed interesting concepts, as always.
Starting with the analysis of the tie: “I’m sorry for the vanished advantage after our good first half in which we could perhaps have managed some restarts better. But it is clear that there is also has the opponents and we gave way to Olbia, who also he created little to snatch the three points, to hurt us with a free kick, where the Sardinians have a player like Emerson who is above the category At that time, to win another episode was necessary, which did not happen, or in any case, we had to repeat the aggressiveness that we had at the beginning, however, a point came that made move the ranking: now we are preparing for Teramo “(Magnaghi will be an ex tomorrow, editor’s note).
Sunday after dedicating the goal to his second son Tommaso – “I still had someone from the family…” he ran to hug his coach Ivan Maraia and the whole bench: “With the coach there is great mutual respect: sometimes we’re watched Enough, sometimes we have to say a few more words to each other. I think the moment is delicate for everyone given the situation outside, but the team is doing its best, so I believe that certain insults towards certain teammates, especially the youngest ones or towards me, it is not in its place given what we do. I only know one way, and that is work. There is two weeks I missed a penalty against Viterbese, but I’m not going to hear people pointing fingers at someone because we were under the tone, otherwise it’s not going to happen like that. It’s clear that when we plays at home, fans always expect big wins and lots of goals. We always do our best. better, but there are also opponents. or 25, we are united and we are good together, we commit and we work to do something important. The first stage (salvation, editor’s note) is not far away, the second (the play offs, editor’s note) is always something more for a reality like ours. We’re going to try in these three matches, but when someone like us comes out on the pitch and gives everything, he just has to walk with his head held high.”
“On the other hand – concludes Magnaghi – there are still nine points available, and there are many of them. Both for the first two in the standings, and for those who want to save themselves, and for those who want to enter the playoffs of the best position. The B confirms once again a level group and only a fool can say that it is a mediocre group. So even if the three points we hoped for did not arrive against Olbia, let’s recharge and think about face Teramo in the best possible way.” Maybe redeem the 0-3 of the first leg…