Pescara are making their first Serie A appearance in 20 years and it’s Coach Giovanni Stroppa’s debut, but he assures “we will attack Inter from the start.”
The Delfini have not been in the top flight since 1992-93 and earned promotion in May when Zdenek Zeman was still on the bench.
Stroppa was picked up from Lega Pro side Sudtirol-Alto Adige and has never been a tactician in Serie B, let alone the top flight.
“I have great faith in what will no doubt be a very difficult game,” assured former Milan youth team manager Stroppa.
“We cannot assume we’re beaten before we even step on to the pitch. I am optimistic, as in training I saw my lads really improving.
“We will attack Inter from the start, so we won’t give them the time to think about their passes. We mustn’t make mistakes either, as they could punish us at any moment.”
Alessandro Crescenzi is injured for at least a couple of weeks.
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