Saturday January 28 2017
EDF: 'Sassuolo can shock Juve'

Eusebio Di Francesco assures Sassuolo “aren’t beaten before we begin” against Serie A leaders Juventus. “I won’t settle for a draw.”

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“Juventus are the favourites, that’s for sure, but we aren’t beaten before we begin,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“After all, they lost to Genoa, who have as many points as us in the table. My team is determined and hungry to get back the points we dropped along the way this season.

“I’ve seen Juve play in an aggressive fashion with all systems and in all competitions, so Max Allegri can change and still get a strong response from his players.

“Would we be content with a draw? No, that would be sending the wrong mentality to my players. I am not a defensive Coach and I don’t like to say these things.

“I prepare my team knowing who we are facing, some very strong individuals. I won’t accept defeat from the start, as we have a big opportunity to make an impact.”

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