Sunday December 19 2010
Pioli wants Juventus scalp

Chievo have already taken some prestigious scalps this season and Stefano Pioli warns Juventus: “We raise our game against the big clubs.”

The Flying Donkeys caused a sensation when beating Inter, Genoa and Napoli as well as their 2-2 draw with Roma.

“Juventus represented an important part of my playing career, but now they are an opponent,” said the Coach.

As a defender he played for the Old Lady between 1984 and 1987. He left to join Hellas Verona, the arch-rivals of Chievo.

“They are a tough side who are organised, physically strong and fuelled by enthusiasm, so it is going to be a difficult game.

“However, like every match, we are not beaten before a ball has even been kicked. The Bianconeri are in good shape and will come to the Bentegodi looking for a victory, but we don't need extra motivation.

“After all, the results show we raise our game against the big clubs compared to those who are alongside us fighting to avoid relegation.”

Chievo need points for more than prestige, as they are coming off two consecutive defeats.

“Those were unexpected and hard to accept,” added Pioli.

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