Sunday February 9 2014
Mandorlini: 'Nothing is impossible'

Verona host leaders Juventus this afternoon and Coach Andrea Mandorlini notes “nothing is impossible.”

It kicks off at the Stadio Bentegodi at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“I don’t feel the responsibility of having the chance to break the Scudetto race open by holding the leaders,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“I experience this game by remembering the mantra that nothing is impossible in football. Juve are extraordinary and so far we have paid a heavy price for mistakes against the big clubs, so we must keep our concentration at the maximum throughout.

“The Bianconeri are having a remarkable campaign, but we must be relaxed against them, because we’ve earned respect on the pitch.”

Mandorlini was asked the now traditional question ahead of any Juventus match: how will you deal with Andrea Pirlo?

“We have prepared something, but nothing particularly special. We need to limit his range and we’ll see if we are able to do that.

“Antonio Conte is the best Coach in Italy and deserves all the praise he receives. I respect him a great deal. Juve have to start winning in Europe too, but I’m sure that won’t take them long to achieve.”

Verona sold Jorginho to Napoli in January, but Marquinho is ready for his debut after arriving from Roma.

“Marquinho is ready and I’m sure he’ll give us a big hand. Luca Toni has always given us a great deal and will continue to do so against the Bianconeri.”

Verona can’t yet count on striker Michael Rabusic, as his international transfer hasn’t come through in time for this game.

Verona squad for Juventus: Rafael, Nicolas; Agostini, Cacciatore, Moras, Marques, Gonzalez, Albertazzi, Pillud; Hallfredsson, Marquinho, Donati, Donadel, Martinho, Romulo, Cirigliano, Sala; Cacia, Toni, Gomez Taleb, Iturbe, Jankovic

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