Friday November 1 2013
Donadoni expects focused Juve

Parma boss Roberto Donadoni doesn’t feel Juventus’ Champions League tie against Real Madrid will offer his side any advantage on Saturday.

Juve boss Antonio Conte is set to rest players ahead of Tuesday’s vital encounter, but Donadoni is expecting a strong Old Lady – no matter who plays.

“They have a match against Real Madrid coming up, but they need to face us first,” the former Italy boss stated at Collecchio today.

“They are having a great season. They have been the best team over the last two years as the statistics show.

“They have such a quality squad that making changes to their side won’t harm them. But we have to think of ourselves.”

Parma will go into the Tardini clash on the back of a 3-2 win over Milan and a 1-0 loss at Genoa in midweek.

“We have a healthy anger right now because we did not deserve to lose at Genoa, even if we know that we need to do more.

“We need a high level performance, expressing ourselves to the maximum right now. We’re in good shape, I made five changes on Wednesday and I think I’ll have a full squad to choose from.”

Juventus are set to face former forward Amauri.

“Amauri has not scored yet, but what he is showing on a daily basis in training is satisfying me. But it won’t be his game, it will be everyone’s.”

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