Chievo boss plots some major upset for Allegri's men
- Chievo boss Domenico Di Carlo insists the team can still get some points off Juventus
- He wishes Max Allegri, his old friend, all the best and hopes Juve coach will finally be able to make the CL trophy his
- Di Carlo goes on to list all the issues his side has to cope with to remain afloat in Serie A
“I want to see courage. We are going to Turin in order to pick up points,” said Chievo coach in his pre-match presser.
“We want to achieve something extraordinary and stage a coup. Since my arrival, we have been working a great deal on the mentality of the players, realising it all depends on us. It’s up to us to find the energy, strength and courage to battle anywhere, against anyone.” continued the boss. making it clear the Old Lady will not have an easy walk in Chievo game.
Verona club stood very close to causing a huge upset in the opening round, eventually capitulating 3-2 to the reigning champions, Juventus. Since then, however, Chievo have undergone several changes in the coaching department with the likes of Lorenzo D’Anna and Giampiero Ventura failing to live up to the expectations, until the club had to settle on Di Carlo in mid-November.
“I wasn’t there for that game, but Juventus are not the same side they were either. I think they have become stronger. We are facing a great team, but also a great friend in Max Allegri. I wish him the best in future and hope he wins the Champions League.
“When I arrived, the team was destroyed in every way, and I am not talking about the Coaches who preceded me. I just saw that we had to work on the psychological aspect and rely on the real leaders like Sergio Pellissier, Perparim Hetemaj and Stefano Sorrentino.”