Serse Cosmi warns Siena that “our best might not be enough” to get a result against Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday.
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“We have to give our all against Juventus, but still realise our best might not be enough,” said Coach Cosmi.
“With that in mind, we must go beyond our limits, as it is the only way to get a result against such a great squad.”
Juve look set to give Nicklas Bendtner his first Serie A start against the team he nearly joined over the summer.
“I won’t think about that, as I am concentrated only on my own squad. My players entered the history books with their victory over Inter at San Siro, so they know full well they will need another historic achievement tomorrow.”
Antonio Conte will be in the stands of his former club, even though his 10-month ban has been reduced to four on appeal.
The suspension is for failing to report a potential fix to the authorities while he was the Coach of Siena as part of an investigation that also cost the club a six-point penalty.
“I saw that Juventus expressed unhappiness at the verdict. I know it is a different situation, but I would love for them to only give a four-month ban to Claudio Terzi and Roberto Vitiello. I have given up trying to understand the sporting justice system.”
Siena players Vitiello and Terzi are banned until 2016 due to the betting scandal, while Nicola Belmonte is suspended until February 2013 and Marcelo Larrondo until November 24.