Moments after Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri took to the hot seat in Vinovo to discuss Sunday afternoon’s Serie A encounter with Chievo today, it was the turn of his Gialloblu counterpart Rolando Maran to share his pre-match thoughts with the media.
While Allegri discussed the temporary absences of the likes of Mario Mandzukic and Kwadwo Asamoah, Maran reflected on what has been a “turbulent” week for the Verona-based outfit due in part to the permanent departure of leading scorer Alberto Paloschi, whose transfer to Swansea was confirmed this weekend.
Paloschi’s move to the Premier League, along with a handful of other first-team players set to skip Sunday’s encounter through illness, would be more enough to derail any club’s preparations for hosting a side on an 11-match winning run yet the experienced coach still remains positive of a strong showing from the hosts tomorrow lunchtime.
In order to do so, the 52-year-old calls for commitment, concentration and the same tenacity from his side that that saw them earn an impressive away point at Juventus Stadium earlier in the season.
From team selection and Juve’s strong points to what he expects from his charges tomorrow, here is a selection of Maran’s key quotes from today’s press conference: