Domenico Di Carlo hopes Chievo can shake off their Coppa Italia disappointment and bring “more fire” to trouble Lazio.
The Flying Donkeys were beaten 1-0 on home turf by Siena in the quarter-final on Wednesday in a confidence-shaking result.
“The truth is that a new season begins once you reach the half-way stage. The 24 points we have so far merely help,” said the Coach.
“We’ve got to really put our foot on the accelerator and never stop taking the initiative. If we slow down the tempo, then certain dangers emerge that we ought to avoid.
“If we are to improve this season, then we have to learn from every single game. What I do want to see is more fire, as that ought to be part of our DNA. The fire helps us find the right move and get the game on track.
“If we play with that fire, then we can make life very difficult for Lazio.”
Sergio Pellissier is carrying a knock, but should still start as he looks for his 100th goal in a Chievo jersey.
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