Sunday September 23 2018
D'Anna: 'Chievo can go far'

Chievo Coach Lorenzo D’Anna maintains the Flying Donkeys “have the potential, quality and character to go far” as they host Udinese.

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“The draw with Roma has allowed us to work with enthusiasm and self-belief,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

They fought back from 2-0 down to snatch a point at the Stadio Olimpico last week.

“This team can go beyond what it has shown so far, as we have the potential, quality and character to go far. We just need to prove it on the field.”

It’s tougher than usual for Chievo this season, as they were docked three points for false accounting, so currently sit on -2 points.

“We want to cancel out the ‘minus’ from our standings and will do everything to re-emerge within the points. This side has always reacted well to setbacks, we are growing and want to consolidate our performances on a team level, not just as individuals.

“In order to achieve that, we need confidence and courage.”

Udinese are finding it difficult to gel under new Coach Julio Velazquez, who is in his debut Serie A season.

“Although they have a Spanish Coach, Udinese have very little Spanish about their style of football. In fact, they’re very old-fashioned in an Italian way, sitting back and waiting to hit us with pace on the counter.”

Filip Djordjevic and Bostjan Cesar are on the treatment table.

Chievo squad for Udinese: Seculin, Sempre, Sorrentino; Bana, Barba, Depaoli, Cacciatore, Jaroszynski, Rossettini, Tomovic; Birsa, Burruchaga, Giaccherini, Hetemaj, Kiyine, Obi, Radovanovic, Rigoni; Leris, Meggiorini, Pellissier, Pucciarelli, Stepinski

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