Sassuolo boss Eusebio Di Francesco insists his side will not be making up the numbers when they travel to Turin for Monday night’s Serie A clash with Juventus.
The league leaders are strong favourites to get back to winning ways when the Neroverdi come to town but Di Francesco warns his team will not lie down and be awed by their opponents.
Speaking to the media in Emilia-Romagna, the 45-year-old began: “Every game is faced with the maximum effort. We’ll need to stay particularly alert, I can definitely tell you that we won’t be going to Turin for a day out. Each of my players must give 100 per cent, while I’ll try to pick the best starting line-up possible.”
Approaching the match on the back of three consecutive away defeats, Sassuolo will be attempting to stop the rot by claiming a positive result in Piedmont.
But Di Francesco acknowledges it will be no easy task against an outfit that can count on plenty of strength in depth.
“Juventus are a very strong side, a team blessed with quality across the park. Pogba’s an example of the great individuals they have, but it’s not just him we’ll need to keep an eye out on. That’s why it’s important we give it everything we’ve got tomorrow.”