Tuesday February 4 2014
'Verona won't fear Juventus'

Michelangelo Albertazzi says that he and his Verona teammates won’t have fear when they face Juventus next weekend.

The League’s surprise package returned to winning ways in Week 22 with a 2-1 result away to Sassuolo.

With a home test to the League leaders on the horizon for next weekend, defender Albertazzi has considered the importance of that win at Mapei.

“We are playing great, we are all happy in the dressing room,” the 23-year-old considered on TeleArena this week.

“We went into the weekend from three consecutive defeats - perhaps against Milan we had deserved more.

“We did well to recover and on Sunday we picked up a major victory, especially as we responded in the second half, where the Coach had urged us to push more and increase the pace.

“On Sunday we had to start picking up points again, for us and for our environment. We should not fear anyone, including Juventus, who we face next Sunday.

“They are having a great season, but we will have neither fear nor dread and we will head into the field aware of our own value. Only in this way will we stop them.”

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