Saturday August 25 2012
Don counts on 'Juve atmosphere'

Roberto Donadoni is without Amauri for tonight’s Juventus encounter, but hopes Parma can step it up for “the atmosphere of the big occasion.”

The striker had to miss out on a return to face his former teammates due to an injury, joined by Raffaele Palladino, Gianluca Sansone and the suspended Daniele Galloppa.

“Amauri continues to have a problem that needs a few more days to be resolved, so he will be forced to miss the game, at least for this weekend,” said the Coach.

Juve have Massimo Carrera on the bench after Antonio Conte’s appeal against a 10-month ban was rejected.

“I am only interested in the football that takes place on the pitch and this is a difficult game only because of the qualities of our opponents,” insisted Donadoni.

“We have changed a great deal over the summer, so it will take a little patience to support these lads in their growth.

“On the field they will have to think as a team unit. If we don’t, then Juve will put us under even more pressure.

“We know that we are not on a par with Juventus because of the great quality they can count on, but at the same time the atmosphere of the big occasion always pushes you on to give your best.”