Wednesday October 26 2011
Di Francesco pours rage on Palermo

Eusebio Di Francesco trusts Lecce will pour their “anger” from the Milan collapse into facing Palermo on Thursday.

The Salentini are still in shock after their 3-0 half-time lead was wiped out in a 4-3 home defeat on Sunday afternoon.

“There is so much anger about Sunday's game and I hope it can help us to grow,” said the Coach.

“After a first half we interpreted in the best possible way, something totally unexpected for me happened after the break.

“Now I must evaluate issues around squad rotation. In that respect, we've had more time to recover than we will to get ready for Sunday's match against Novara.”

Di Francesco expects a real battle at the Stadio Renzo Barbera on Thursday, kick-off at 19.45 UK time.

“Palermo are coming off two consecutive defeats, they modified a few things and I expect them to come charging at us right from the start.

“We also need to have a great impact on the match and keep the same level of concentration for the full 90 minutes.”

Travelling to Sicily could well be a boon for Lecce, who have so far lost all five of their home games between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

“It does make us angry that we have not been able to pick up points at the Stadio Via del Mare. I hope we can pour that anger out on to the field, trying to win back what we dropped along the way.”

Lecce squad: Gabrieli, Benassi; Esposito, Brivio, Oddo, Tomovic, Carrozzieri; Giandonato, Cuadrado, Obodo, Olivera, Mesbah, Strasser, Giacomazzi, Grossmuller, Piatti, Bertolacci; Corvia, Ofere, Muriel, Pasquato

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