Sunday March 4 2018
De Zerbi: ‘Obliged to win'

Roberto De Zerbi says Benevento must respect Verona in their crucial Serie A relegation six-pointer.

Le Streghe have shown signs of life of late in their uphill battle against the drop, although SPAL’s win over Bologna yesterday means they start today 13 points shy of safety.

And speaking ahead of the clash against the team directly above them, De Zerbi admitted his side are ‘obliged to win.’

“It is an important match, a little bit more so than others,” the former Palermo boss said.

“We will look to play a good match, regardless of the tactics and who is playing.

“We shouldn’t think this will be easy after the good performances against Napoli, Crotone and Inter.

“They have double the points we have, so we must respect them.

“We are obliged to win, going after them from the first minute.”

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