Friday January 6 2012
Di Michele asks for perfect Lecce

Without a win at home all season, David Di Michele admits it will take a flawless performance on Sunday to overcome League leaders Juventus.

Serse Cosmi’s Giallorossi have now entered their eighth month  in search of a home win since the last one in May. Welcoming the unbeaten Old Lady this weekend, striker Di Michele reflected on Friday that it will take a significant effort to collect three points in Week 17.

“Last year against Juventus we played the perfect game,” said Di Michele, in reference to February 2010’s 2-0 win over the Bianconeri. “We hope to have a game this Sunday that is just as nice, especially on a psychological level.

“Only with the right concentration, determination and bite can we beat Juve, a team that from last season has changed greatly.”

Lecce are currently bottom of the League, six points adrift of safety and without a win from their last six games played. Di Michele hinted that where their situation has had an affect on morale, it won’t change the effort put in this weekend.

“We are training a little ‘in the moment’, but when you face big teams, the motivation is greatest. They have a mentality in their group and a Coach who is doing a great job.

“We will have to be good and play a perfect match - we have our strengths, which when expressed correctly, may give us a lot of satisfaction.”

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