Muntari confident of Pescara survival

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari says he is confident of helping Pescara retain their status in the Italian top-flight, despite languishing in 20th place.

With 12 points on the board, ten adrift from safety, with nine league games to go, the veteran midfielder says the quality within the squad is enough for a mid-table finish.

Ahead of the clash against his former club AC Milan, Muntari suggests that if current manager Zdenek Zeman, had been in charge since the start of the campaign – Biancazzurri wouldn’t have been in the relegation scrap.

“Survival is still within reach and I am still confident. The fact is we are too good to be in this position. With our quality we could be in the top half,” the 32-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Oddo did well, he is someone who never shouts and makes himself understood well. He will become a great Coach.

“Zeman is like a father – you just need to follow what he says, then everything becomes easy,” he added. “Without taking anything away from Oddo, if he [Zeman] had been with us from the start we wouldn’t be where we are.”

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