Delio Rossi says he expects a proud performance from Palermo when they face Napoli on Saturday.
Palermo will be without experienced veterans Fabrizio Miccoli and Fabio Liverani.
Wednesday's Coppa Italia semi-final against Milan also means they haven't had much time to prepare, let alone fully recharge their batteries.
"The game against Milan was very tiring both from a physical and mental point of view," Rossi said.
"I am convinced that our team is in a good moment of form also because getting positive results with good performances helps you recover quicker.
"We'll have a great team like Napoli in front of us on Saturday. They are blessed with great individuality and mental strength.
"We still have important objectives ahead of us in the League and Cup.
"Tomorrow I expect a show of pride from my team."
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