Sunday February 20 2011
Mutti gives Bari pep talk

Bortolo Mutti concedes Lazio are the over-riding favourites to win today, “but it is our duty to give our best.”

Bari are the basement club and hurtling towards relegation, while the Biancocelesti are in fourth.

“We are facing a side that already proved it is in good shape,” said the Coach who made his debut with a 0-0 draw against Genoa.

“Lazio have the ability to play some great football, so it's up to us to make life difficult for them.

“We must start out with the right attitude and approach from the very beginning. It's going to be a tough game, but it is our duty to give our best.”

Mutti realises the situation at the San Nicola is extremely tense, as Bari are already six points off penultimate place and nine points adrift of the safety zone.

“Football has taught us that from seemingly impossible situations, extraordinary things can emerge. We have to try right to the very end.”