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Friday November 19 2010
Wounded Inter worry Pioli

Chievo boss Stefano Pioli is fearing an Inter backlash when the two teams meet this weekend.

The Nerazzurri are feeling the pressure after last Sunday's 1-0 defeat to derby rivals Milan left them six points off the top in what is their worst start to a season post-Calciopoli.

"A few people might think that this is the best time to face Inter, but I disagree," the tactician noted.

"We'll play a wounded Inter on Sunday, an angry side which will be desperate to hit back after a derby loss and some not exceptional games.

"But we'll face them with our mentality. We won't sit back otherwise sooner or later we'll concede a goal.

"Because Inter are not used to defending, I think we could cause them problems if we attack them."

However, Pioli is well aware of his side's problems in front of goal given that they haven't scored in their last four League games.

"The statistics don't lie," he added. "Four games, no goals. It's not a nice figure, but I'd be more worried if we were not creating chances.

"However, against Parma, Fiorentina and Sampdoria, we carved out some dangerous opportunities. Only against Bari at the Bentegodi did we struggle."

Chievo's last goal came in a Week 8 2-1 victory over Cesena.

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