Pioli wants Bologna to show heart
Stefano Pioli has called on Bologna to replicate the heart they
showed against Inter last Sunday when they face Juventus on
The northern Italian outfit were beaten 3-1 at the weekend and
are second-bottom of Serie A with just two victories from their
opening nine fixtures.
In contrast, last seasons champions Juventus top the table and
their unbeaten run stretches back as far as last May.
“I hope to see tomorrow in my players the same spirit on Sunday,
knowing that now face the strongest opponent of the season,” he
told reporters on Tuesday afternoon.
“We are working on different angles and situations and it is
clear that the impact on the match with Inter has been positive: I
still believe that we lack a little to get to the result and we
must learn to finish the game with the same mentality with which we
“The performance in Turin will be important, in which each ball
may be the decisive one. The only thought of myself and my staff
all work together to grow in consistency and continuity.”
Their opponents head into the match at the Juventus Stadium off
the back of a controversial 1-0 win over Catania.
The Elephants had a goal disallowed in their 1-0 loss, but only
after the referee initially signalled a goal and then changed his
mind following vehement protests from the Juve bench.
Juve have cancelled all media activities in protest at the way
assistant coach Angelo Alessio was questioned by reporters after
Both teams have a player suspended for the game with Alessandro
Diamanti missing out for Bologna, while Arturo Vidal will also be