Giuseppe Sannino warns Antonio Cassano “is not the only worry” as Chievo visit Parma this evening.
It kicks off at the Stadio Tardini at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.
“Parma have always represented a tough trip for me and Chievo,” said the former Siena and Palermo Coach.
“The Ducali have a very good side and Cassano is not the only worry for us to deal with. People predict we will struggle this season, but we hope to celebrate at the end with safety. Mentally we must always be at 150 per cent concentration.
“Am I excited about this opening game? Yes, just as I am about every training session and every match. It is important to put passion into your work to create winning projects.”
Dario Dainelli and Simone Aldrovandi are out injured, while Riccardo Improta and Simone Bentivoglio are suspended.
Chievo squad for Parma: Puggioni, Squizzi, Silvestri; Claiton, Cesar, Pamic, Sardo, Frey, Papp, Drame; Lazarevic, Radovanovic, Sestu, Calello, Acosty, Rigoni, Hetemaj, Samassa, Inglese, Pellissier, Stoian, Paloschi, Thereau