Stefano Pioli tells Fiorentina that his Bologna side are “not beaten before we begin” in today’s encounter.
The Derby dell’Appennino, so-called because of the mountain range that separates the two cities, kicks off at 14.00 GMT. Click here for a match preview.
“We are very concentrated on what we have to do. I ask my lads for the utmost concentration when facing a top level team, but I saw the right focus in their eyes this week,” said the Coach in his Press conference.
“There are tough opponents in Serie A, but every game is possible for us and we are not beaten before we begin against Fiorentina.
“It will require spirit and focus, so we’ll fight it out on every ball. Now we’ve got to get points, but also put in a strong performance.
“I have faith in Bologna, but I’m not happy. I am not satisfied. I think that’s only normal, because we have what it takes to get back up the table.”
Diego Perez and Frederik Sorensen are unavailable due to injury.
Bologna squad for Fiorentina: Agliardi, Curci, Stojanovic; Antonsson, Cech, Crespo, Garics, Mantovani, Morleo, Natali, Radakovic; Della Rocca, Kone, Krhin, Laxalt, Pazienza; Acquafresca, Bianchi, Christodoulopoulos, Cristaldo, Diamanti, Moscardelli, Yaisien
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