Empoli’s head coach, Aurelio Andreazzoli, previewed his club’s forthcoming match against AC Milan at a recent press conference.
Andreazzoli discussed the value of calmness in achieving the best performance on the pitch. However, he also highlighted the team’s injury woes, with Pezzella, Cacace, Bastoni, Guarino, Bereszynski, Kovalenko, and Fazzini all ruled out of the fixture.
Andreazzoli is quoted as saying, “Jacopo, in particular, is dealing with an eye problem and is set for a medical examination on Monday. Yes, the injury list is long, but the list of available players is much longer.” This statement suggests that despite the multiple injuries, the coach remains confident in his squad, emphasising the depth at his disposal.
The coach also touched on the tactical challenges facing him. Due to the absence of some players, he may have to deploy a player out of position on the left flank. He added, “We’re somewhat obliged to field an out-of-position player on the left side, but I’ve not made a decision yet.”
All quotes in this report were translated from comments made by Aurelio Andreazzoli at his pre-match press conference.