Friday May 3 2019
Di Carlo: 'Chievo will trouble SPAL'

Mimmo Di Carlo warns SPAL that Chievo aim to “make things difficult for them tomorrow” and want to pick up as many points as possible in their remaining games.

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“SPAL have done a great job this season,” the former Sampdoria Coach said in his Press conference.

“I would like to congratulate them on the professionalism of their project, but we will try and make life difficult for them tomorrow.

“We face an excellent team who want to reach mathematical safety, but they will face a formidable side themselves."

The technician has a long list of absentees to contend with going into this game, with Mehdi Leris and Federico Barba both suspended, while Mattia Bani, Emanuele Giaccherini, Luca Rossettini, Stefano Sorrentino and Filip Djordjevic are all carrying injuries.

“There will be some new faces tomorrow as we are missing a few players, but our goal remains the same as the last few weeks, which is to try and get as many points as possible and play as well as we know we can."

Di Carlo joined the Gialloblu in November after Gian Piero Ventura stepped down with the club rock bottom of the table and the tactician spoke of the difficulty of leading a team that has already been relegated.

“I am as buoyed as the first day that I arrived, probably more so today, as my responsibilities have increased. Off the pitch we were punished this season (with a three-point penalty for financial irregularities), but on the field, we always kept the right attitude.

“My future isn’t the most important thing though, what is important is that Chievo begins a new project that focuses on young players.

“We have players like Ibrahim Karamoko and Angelo Ndrecka who are on the verge of first-team action, while Emanuel Vignato can now consider himself a Serie A player."

Teenager Vignato recently received a call-up to the Italy training camp and has impressed in his last few games by scoring in the 2-1 win over Lazio.

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