Cagliari, Claudio Ranieri shoots straight and makes an appeal to fans

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Claudio Ranieri charges Cagliari ahead of challenge against Genoa

Reduced by two consecutive draws, obtained away against Bari and Venezia, Cagliari returns to play at home on Wednesday against Genoa. It is a challenge loaded with fascination, on which the islanders’ coach Claudio Ranieri is banking heavily to further confirm his side’s playoff ambitions.

“Genoa is the strongest team,” Ranieri said in a press conference, “even more than Frosinone, without wanting to belittle the latter. But they have very experienced players and a coach, Gilardino, who is making the most of a great opportunity. Congratulations to him.”

Ranieri then said that he is well aware of the importance of the home factor, also in light of the five consecutive victories in front of the home crowd. A public to which the Roman coach dedicated a real appeal: “I hope there will be a full house on Wednesday night,” he said, “we need our public to win.

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