The day before leading Carpi out to face the Bianconeri for the first time in their history, Fabrizio Castori was very clear about the scale of performance that would be required from his players in their bid to take a positive result from tomorrow’s match at the Stadio Alberto Braglia (kick-off 12.30 CET).
Sitting in nineteenth place, the Biancorossi have endured a tough start to their debut season in Serie A, but have nonetheless taken points off Napoli and Milan among others and are keen to do a similar number on Massimiliano Allegri’s men in order to boost their survival hopes.
Speaking to the media in Carpi, Castori began: “Juventus are full of top players, boasting immense speed and technique. It’s very difficult to find any weaknesses.
“Nevertheless, we’re focused on ourselves, we know that we need to play the perfect match, but by no means are we thinking that we’ve no chance at all of getting a result. We demonstrated what we’re capable of against Fiorentina and Inter.”
While admitting that his players may not get too much joy from playing an adventurous, offensive game on Sunday, the 61-year-old manager was adamant that effort and workrate would in no way be lacking from their performance.
“We need to show plenty of pride and dignity, values which can count for more than technical qualities. We’ll give absolutely everything we’ve got so that we leave the field having left no stone unturned.
“From a tactical standpoint, we’ll need to be extremely shrewd. Attacking Juve high up the pitch could certainly be very risky from our perspective.”