Alberto Paloschi has brushed aside concerns over Chievo’s pre-season and asserts they are ready to face Juventus.
The Flying Donkeys will play host to the defending League champions on Saturday evening in Week 1’s opening fixture.
For Paloschi, it brings back memories of a disallowed goal against the Bianconeri last season.
“I remember it well, but I have put it behind me. The thing that matters most, mindful of what happened last season, is a good start,” last season’s top scorer for Chievo has considered this week.
“Juventus are champions, but we are ready to face them. We want to have a good game, playing as we do.”
Pre-season has seen concerns raised over the Mussi Volanti’s level of performance.
“In pre-season we struggled, we could not express ourselves as best we could because of the amount of work we had done and as a result there were some lacklustre performances.
“But now we are improving, we have found more brightness as the weeks have gone by.”
Chievo are seen as likely to move between three different formations this season - 4-3-1-2, 4-3-3 and 3-5-2, with one of those likely to place Paloschi out wide.
“If we are playing with three strikers, I could adapt to play on the outside of a trident.
“I did that three times last year and scored six goals. I prefer to act from the centre, but I have no problem in changing.”
Strike partner Sergio Pellissier could be on the verge of leaving the club.
“Sergio is a point of reference, he has always been close to everyone, in times of trouble. Maybe in the future I can become a leader like him, but I still have much to prove.”