TRIESTE. If after eight seasons spent between Serie B and A, he agreed to drop the category in order to land at Triestina, Luca Paganini really believes in the halberd project. Even if the 29-year-old outside the Union admits that the opportunity to arrive in Trieste happened for him at the right time.
«This summer I was still without a team – Paganini says – I heard from various teammates including Gori, and they talked to me very well about the project and the club, an environment that obviously I already knew by blazon. So I didn’t think twice about making a choice that is proving to be right and of which I am satisfied, because here we have what it takes to do great things ». And so after eight years Paganini has found the red-hot climate of the C series: «Since then something has changed, of course we must always face it in the right way, with positivity and enthusiasm. After all, in any category, if you don’t mind and slow down a bit, you struggle. For this reason, every adventure must be faced with the right determination ». Paganini also has few doubts about the goodness of the module: he played in other systems, but the current one is his favorite: «In my career I have done more modules and different roles. As a winger I did the whole range from defender to attacker, in 4-3-3 I played the mezzala, however 4-4-2 is the form I grew up with at the time of Frosinone and I felt good. Then every coach has some different ideas from the others, but for better or worse the basics are the same and it is a module that inspires me a lot ». Also for the 29-year-old from Rome, Triestina will grow over time: «I was expecting a complicated start, you need to understand a few things in the first matches. But I’m not worried, every day I see the harmony that is being created in the group. We are reaching a good level, now we are more cohesive and with clearer ideas. Continuity in the 90 minutes? We always try to keep the attention high, the mental approach is the same for each game, then depending on the opponent you have small changes. The fact is that our desire must always be higher than that of our opponents ». The very occasion that failed with Pro Vercelli still doesn’t go down: «That cross was a little dirty, I went too far without fail, but there was a small deviation that moved the ball. Too bad, but others will come. In the end, when you don’t win, there is always bitterness, there is an annoying burning inside, but in the locker room we talk to each other and we tell each other to always keep our heads up and look ahead: we can face any problem if we do it together ». And now the away match in Trento, where everyone is expecting the first victory: «For us it is a fundamental match, we will go to face it with the right spirit. We feel the expectation that there is among the fans for this season, it is a factor that gives us strength to bring out the best in us. We would like to have a few more points, but we must have a clear head and positivity on this front, and not get anxious ».