Parma manager Roberto Donadoni has urged his side to put in a big performance when visiting the home of the reigning champions tomorrow afternoon in Turin.
Second bottom in the table with only six points from a maximum 30, it would be a tall order for any team to visit Juventus Stadium in high spirits, but the 51-year-old was reasonably upbeat for his side’s chances of earning a result come 16.45 CET on Sunday.
Speaking to the media before setting off for Piedmont, Donadoni began: “We’re travelling to the league’s strongest outfit and need to perform well in order to give a good account of ourselves.
“I have the utmost faith in my lads because they face a big test tomorrow. We can’t go about things in the same way against Juventus, we need something more. Other than having great technical qualities, they’re also very versatile and we need to prepare ourselves in the best possible way prior to facing them.
“I believe in my players: we can also do well in a venue like Juventus Stadium; it can be a vibrant place not just for the home side but for us too.”
Whilst the Bianconeri last played on Tuesday evening, Parma have had a full eight days to recover and plan for tomorrow’s Serie A meeting following last week’s Paolo De Ceglie-inspired 2-0 win over Inter in Emilia-Romagna.
Donadoni, however, was adamant that his team would not possess a physical advantage come kick-off on Sunday.
He concluded: “I don’t believe it will benefit us seeing as Juve also have quality players that did not even feature against the Greeks. We need to give our all.”