Stefano Pioli tells Bologna they can cause an upset against on-form Fiorentina in today’s Derby dell’Appennino.
The game is called that because the cities of Bologna and Florence are separated by the Apennine Mountains. Click here for a match preview.
“Fiorentina managed to trouble Juventus and are playing very good football, so we have immense respect for our opponents,” said the Coach.
“Having said that, we are concentrated on ourselves, our identity and our qualities. We want to play our game with conviction and character.”
Bologna are without Dejan Stevanovic for the next month, as he has suffered a calf strain.
“We will return to a three-man defence, as that is our basic system and we’ll use it against a very difficult team.
“Of course Fiorentina are motivated, as are we. It’s clear Stevan Jovetic is a man who can change the course of a game.”
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