Sassuolo are continuing to train in view of their Serie A home game against Spezia on Friday night at the Mapei Stadium. Coach Alessio Dionisi can consider himself partially satisfied with the status of his roster. The only sore point, that has accompanied the team for a few months, concerns Filip Djuricic’s status.
The so-called Crujiff of the Balkans – a nickname given to him from an early age – proved to be very important for Alessio Dionisi’s game as he scored two goals scored and delivered many excellent plays.
However, he has been missing since the Round 10 of the league due to a muscle injury to his right thigh that does not seem to want to heal. Currently, the Serbia international is in Zagreb in agreement with the club, trying to solve the problem with some personalized training.
On the other hand, Dionisi might be ready to welcome back another key player in his lineup in Rogerio Oliveira. The ankle problem that kept Rogerio at bay since the January 23 match against Torino, seems to have healed.
The absence of the Brazilian, however, was not too much of a problem for the Neroverdi. His backup Georgios Kyriakopoulos, who had the difficult task of replacing him, did step up to the effort.
The full-fledged winger recently renewed his contract until 2025 and showed on the pitch that it was more than deserved. The Greece international has already served five assists this year and, with nine games remaining, he has already exceeded the number of minutes he played last season.
It will not be easy for Rogerio Oliveira to take back his starting spot. Such abundance on the wings, however, demonstrates how competitive the Sassuolo squad is, and that the results obtained so far from Alessio Dionisi’s team are all deserved.