Sannino remains positive about Palermo’s chances at staying in the Serie A
The 55-year-old recently recently returned to the Sicilian side after being fired at the beginning of the season, and remains positive about the challenge that lies ahead of the Rosanero.
Sannino talked to Radio Crc about his hopes to save the Rosanero from being relegated and acknowledged the praise that such an achievement would receive.
“It will be difficult to survive, but if we do manage it, then it’d be a masterpiece that everyone would be talking about,” he said.
“Now we have to think about the next game and try to give our all. We must do our work as well as possible and then, at the end of the season, see where we end up.”
Palermo currently sit in last place on the Serie A table with 21 points, leaving them five points away from safety.
“My job is tough, but I do not lack enthusiasm. Until the statistics say we are relegated, then I will continue to believe we can be saved.”
“I saw a Palermo side that was alive against AC Milan and that is what I wanted. I saw Josip Ilicic track back and suffer, so he made clear what kind of a guy he really is.”
The tactician then shared his thoughts on the controversy that occurred after Antonio Conte’s celebration following Juventus’ latest match against Bologna.
“I don’t like hypocrisy, I like real people. Any coach would celebrate a positive result. Football must return to what it was, where people felt free to celebrate and raise their arms to the sky.”
“I will not accept those who try to moralise and say his gesture was exaggerated. I also don’t like players refusing to celebrate a goal against their former club. It’s not a lack of respect, as football is a game, it is joy and it is a celebration.”