Virtus, Zanetti ready to leave Bologna
The words of Massimo Zanetti
In a lengthy interview granted to the Resto del Carlino”, Virtus Segafredo Bologna president Massimo Zanetti took stock of the work that should lead to the new arena for the bianconero club: “If we don’t do it here the arena, here at the Bologna Fairgrounds, becauseit’s not wanted or can’t be done, then we’ll consider a procast to make it in Castel San Pietro. With Gherardi (his partner Carlo Gherardi, who joined Virtus at the end of June with 40 percent, ed.) we are thinking about it. I am a patient man, and prudent. On the Fair project I have invested a lot, everything. Let me put it this way: I have an alternative solution ready”.
"The fortune of Bologna is the people of Bologna. Take me, who built everything here: I succeeded because I was welcomedto as never before. Welcomed is exactly the right word. Still today? There is no doubt about it. Certainly in cin quantyears water under the ponti has passed. The world moves on, has moved on even here in Bologna. But not in the important things, not in the things that could projectt us into the future. There are no more tortellini at Biagio's, purtoo, and instead the gray areas have remained the same. Italy is an old country, and it is aging without leaving abbaroom for the later. Back to the issue of sports facilities: they are not a wishful thinking, they are not a game. They are vital. An arena gives a chance to aument revenue and then to allargare the prospects of the offer”.
Comment on the victory over the EA7 Emporio Armani in the Euroleague: “The boys were fantastic. But without an adequate structure, with the standards that Europe demands, we risk ending up cut off. In the meantime, though, let&#shy;us feve success. Where does this Virtus want to go? In the Euroleague we would be happy with the playoffs, we started well. And then I hope to win the Italian Cup, it's the only trophy I am missing. The scudetto? We will end up once again doing battle with Milan”.