Jonathan Biabiany has called on his Parma teammates to concentrate and try to play their game against old club Inter on Saturday.
The Gialloblu travel to Milan this weekend for the recommencement of Serie A after the winter break with Biabiany keen that there are no signs of slackness in Franco Colomba’s dressing room.
“We have started to train before Inter, but this will not be an advantage. We will be playing against a team that is sure to be as focused for the restart of the League as we are.
“We should be very careful, close all the spaces properly and then counter-attack.”
It is a return to San Siro for Biabiany. Before his January 2011 switch to Sampdoria, the youngster was on Inter’s books.
“To me there is no difference between this match and others, even if there is a bit of desire for revenge.
“We must be careful - when you return from a holiday it is important to be focused from the start. Five days of vacation does not affect you physically but it does psychologically and we must immediately rediscover our concentration.
“[Giampaolo] Pazzini is certainly their most in-form striker, but when you play with the big teams it is important not to give space to anyone. We need to exploit the fast break a lot better.”
This month sees Parma face Inter and Juventus either side of crunch ties with other potentially relegation-threatened clubs Siena, Bologna and Catania.
“Is January difficult? For these last games of the first round and for all the games of the second round, the aim is to score as much as possible, already beginning from Saturday.
“Let’s go to San Siro and try to play.”
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