Captain Luciano De Cecco’s Cucine Lube Civitanova is preparing with great care the two upcoming away matches of SuperLega Credem Banca. In four days the red and whites will cross the country for the match of the 7th return day of the Regular Season at the PalaMazzola against the Gioiella Prisma Taranto, scheduled for 6pm on Sunday 11 February, and for the 8th midweek return round in the Dolomites at the “ ilT daily Arena” against the Italian champions Itas Trentino, scheduled for Wednesday 14 February at 8.30pm. The Cucina team wants to react to the injury of Ivan Zaytsev by doubling their strength to remain in contention in the race for third and fourth position in the standings.

Luciano De Cecco: “We are coming off three successes in a row. Two very different matches await us, but both away and difficult. We have to interpret them as best we can. We are determined and want to take important points on Sunday in Taranto to continue the fight for a good position in the Play Off grid in the best possible way. We want to defend fourth place and play all the cards available to catch Piacenza in third place, even if the Gas Sales Bluenergy is playing very well and showed it against Perugia. Conquering Trento next Wednesday will be even more difficult, we will have to give our all and achieve an exploit to bring home the points. Do we have just one victory less in the championship than Perugia? Yes, it is a correct statistic, but now this data leaves time for us because the sums in the championship are only drawn at the end of the journey. During the Scudetto Play Offs the balance can be upset, we are aware of this. We must continue to concentrate game after game, working hard and putting into play what we know how to do. It will be important to pay attention because we didn’t lose many games, but we naively left some points along the way. We are holding on to the positive things we have done so far with the aim of improving step by step.”