Friday April 4 2014
Ballardini: Fight from the first minute

Bologna boss Davide Ballardini has urged his men to ‘fight from the first minute’ against Inter tomorrow.

The Rossoblu travel to San Siro on Saturday looking for the three points that could take them four away from the relegation zone.

But after the Nerazzurri’s 2-2 draw with Livorno on Monday, the Coach is aware that Walter Mazzarri’s side will be looking to bounce back.

“Only through hard work and dedication can we get out the situation we find ourselves in,” he told reporters.

“We know we’re going to be up against a highly motivated team – but we’re going to be up for it as well.

“We’re going to have to be good at both ends of the pitch if we want the points. If we let them come too close to our penalty area, then they have the quality to punish us.

“I’ll be telling my players that we have to take to the field with clear heads – and I’ll ask them to fight from the very first minute.”

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