Friday April 18 2014
‘Bologna motivated against Juve’

Davide Ballardini says that whilst Juventus’ greatest strength is motivation, Bologna have enough of it too to try and make things tricky tomorrow night.

The Felsinei travel out to Turin in Week 34 still looking to secure their League status, as they currently sit 17th, just three points above the dropzone.

For their tactician, facing the League leaders may be daunting, but it won’t see his side shrink into their shell.

“It is a very exciting game against the best team, for me the game will be challenging,” Ballardini has told reporters today.

“They are a great team, I hope it is a good match and that we are able to play a really good game.

“We have many reasons to be motivated, but so do they, this is their greatest strength - I expect an atmosphere at their ground.

“We know we have to play a careful game in defence, but we cannot go to Turin thinking only about doing one thing well.

“We will also have to play with the ball and put them under pressure. We will try tomorrow night to show our best side, not to take any calculations and to have belief.”