Thursday December 20 2012
Pulga: 'Cagliari will attack Juve'

Cagliari Coach Ivo Pulga prepares to face Juventus on neutral turf in Parma tomorrow and warns “we can only get the better of them by attacking.”

The Serie A Week 18 match was meant to be in Sardinia, but the go-ahead for the Is Arenas only arrived after the venue had already been moved to the Stadio Tardini.

It kicks off at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“It’s a shame for the fans who had the chance to see a great game taken from them. Their support would’ve been an extra boost for the team, but for us it’s like another away game,” said Pulga.

“I am fed up of being stuck on 16 points. I don’t think the Bianconeri will be complacent, as they are always concentrated on their objective.”

Juventus were already crowned the Winter Champions with a seven-point lead at the top of the table.

“Do we hope to cause an upset? It can happen to lose a game you get wrong or to see the predictions overturned. It has happened to us before.

“We can only get the better of Juventus by attacking them, without sitting back or being inert as they play around us. If you stay in your own half, there’s a really big chance of conceding a goal.

“Juve have champions who can make the difference at any moment, so we must play open and attacking football.

“The lads are fired up to the hilt and I am confident they’ll put in a good performance.”

Mauricio Pinilla has recovered from his injury and is included in the squad, but Daniele Conti is suspended with Sebastian Eriksson and Victor Ibarbo sidelined.

Cagliari squad for Juventus: Agazzi, Avramov; Ariaudo, Astori, Avelar, Del Fabro, Murru, Perico, Pisano, RossettiniCasarini, Ceppelini, Cossu, Dessena, Ekdal, Nainggolan; Nenè, Pinilla, Sau, Thiago Ribeiro

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