Tuesday February 14 2012
Donadoni: We’ll make Juve work

Roberto Donadoni is fully aware of the strengths of Wednesday’s visitors Juventus, but he is adamant that his Parma side will not roll over.

The Gialloblu welcome Antonio Conte’s unbeaten side to the Stadio Ennio Tardini for the rearranged Week 21 fixture this midweek, after the original game was postponed due to heavy snow.

Ahead of the 5.30pm UK time kick-off tomorrow evening, Donadoni reflected on his plans and the approach his team will likely take.

“I do not want to talk about how my team will play, because it is Juventus who is coming here to play. They will have to work hard, clearly, and if they don’t then anything goes.

“Our modus operandi will be that, regardless of [Andrea] Pirlo, [Alessandro] Matri or [Andrea] Barzagli. We must give away little.

“Juventus are a team who will be pushing for the ultimate victory of the title, but it is a good test for us and everyone who will go into the field must know that it is an important opportunity.

“We will try to continue to do the good things that we have done up to this stage. We’ll also triple our commitment because to take points off of the big sides means much more.

“We’ll both start with the same plan of approach. Will I play for a draw? I will play my game, then the result will be seen.”

Donadoni was asked about the significance Sebastian Giovinco could play against the team that currently co-own him.

“I do not like to bet on a single player, I bet on a team, made up of many players who I believe are up to the task.

“Although Giovinco scored a goal in Chievo that only certain players can achieve, it must be said that he would not have done it without the run of [McDonald] Mariga.

“You must understand what matters most is the team. The team [on Wednesday] should be pretty much the same as that which beat Chievo.”

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