Sunday December 16 2012
Pioli will attack Napoli

Bologna visit Napoli this evening, but Coach Stefano Pioli warns they “will not just clam up and defend.”

The Rossoblu are struggling to stay off the foot of the table and are the underdogs at the Stadio San Paolo.

“We must not and cannot just clam up and defend in Naples,” warned Pioli.

“If we play like that against the big clubs, then sooner or later we get punished. Attack is the best form of defence.

“Alberto Gilardino might not be scoring much, but those statistics don’t worry me, as he guarantees hard work.”

Daniele Portanova returns to the Bologna squad after his four-month ban in the betting scandal, charges he has always strongly denied.

“Daniele has so far this season fired us up in the locker room, so I expect a lot from him on the field.”

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