With the defeat against ZSC Lions (6-1) at the Hallenstadion yesterday afternoon, Lugano is now in the middle of the standings with other five teams (Davos, Zug, Biel, Geneva and ZSC Lions) that are closed in five points between the second and the seventh place.
The results and performances of the last months permitted to Chiesa and teammates to reach the high level of the standings behind Bern, even beaten two times by Ireland's men.
For the players and staff, but also for the fans and mass media the goal is now to change minds. In other words, everything has to be regaines. And besides the fundamental grow up process that will lead the team until the end of the season, every point and every game now matter more than ever.
It's always said that the derby lies outside the scheme and it's the reign od the emotions. Here, two games in less than 48 hours could represent a vital turning point to make the team exit the negative period they entered starting from december. But we have to face them with determination and rationality.
There will be twelve Championship games before the Olympic break, five at home and seven away. The goal must be to find the character and personality that, after some years, let the team pass a quiet fall.