Bottom of the table Pescara take on leaders Juventus tomorrow, but Cristian Bucchi insists “we’re going there to win, not for damage limitation.”
The Delfini have picked up just one point from the last 11 rounds and look set to drop out of Serie A this summer, so the 17.00 UK time Saturday kick-off is on paper a fruitless exercise. Click here for a match preview.
“It’s not true that we have nothing to lose. We are bottom of the table, but still have our dignity to defend,” declared Coach Bucchi in his Press conference.
“We are not in a great period of form, but I told my players to give their all. I want to see people who are ready to sacrifice themselves, because Serie A games deserve to be played at 100 per cent every time.
“I expect an important reaction from the squad after the ugly performance against Parma. I too feel privileged to be working in Serie A, one of the most important tournaments in the world.
“It is impossible not to feel motivated when playing against Juventus and this is also true for those players who want to make their mark. I expect a performance of real character,” continued Bucchi.
“We know full well that we are facing a strong side who deserve to be top of the table. We are not going to Turin waiting to get hit, as we must do well to play the perfect game.
“To oppose their 3-5-2 system, we will use a 4-2-3-1 tactic without a deep-lying playmaker. Juan Fernando Quintero will be the trequartista and I expect a lot from him.
“We’re going there to win, not to perform an exercise in damage limitation.”