Wednesday March 13 2013
Gabbiadini on facing Juventus

Bologna’s Manolo Gabbiadini is treating this weekend’s game against Juventus – the club who own him – like any other top-flight match.

The 21-year-old moved to the Stadio Dall’Ara on loan in the summer after Juve had signed 50 per cent of his contract from Atalanta.

“We know that the city is eagerly awaiting this game,” he told the club’s website. “It is an important match and we are preparing for it as we do every week.

“Juve are just like any other opponent because in Serie A you can not afford to be complacent against anyone.

“Nor will it be a different game for me. When I take to the field of play I do so focused with the task that my Coach has given me.

“With all due respect to which opponent I have in front of me, I will not be affected by anyone.

“A goal on Saturday? Let’s hope so!”

Gabbiadini, five goals in 23 League games, was wanted by Juve in the January transfer market and it’s unclear where he’ll be playing next term.

“I work day after day to improve and grow,” the Under-21 international said. “I don’t want to think about my future as I’m just focused on ending the season well with Bologna, that’s more important.”