Wednesday December 3 2014
Zeman: 'Best Cagliari for Coppa'

Zdenek Zeman will field a full-strength Cagliari in their Coppa Italia clash with Modena after a 4-0 defeat to Fiorentina.

The Fourth Round tie kicks off on Thursday at 17.00 GMT, but Marco Sau and Danilo Avelar are ruled out by injury.

“Will I rotate the squad? I doubt it, as I am accustomed to respecting official competitions by playing my best possible team,” said Zeman in his Press conference.

“Modena are tough opponents. They haven’t found a sense of consistency yet in Serie B and depend on Pablo Granoche for their goals, but also have some interesting young players.”

The Sardinians certainly need a confidence booster, as they are without a victory in over a month and were beaten 4-0 at the weekend by Fiorentina.

“The team is aware it made some mistakes in attack and defence, but did not get downhearted. I continue to maintain the overall performance was adequate. If we had lost 4-0 without creating any chances, then that would’ve been a problem, but we did create a lot.

“The important thing is to create, then sooner or later the forwards will learn to finish them off. We must avoid high balls into the box, as that tactic can’t work with players like Farias and Cossu to meet them.”

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