Ivo Pulga and Diego Lopez won their first match in charge of Cagliari, but concede it’ll be tough to follow that up in today’s early kick-off with Bologna.
The duo were brought in before the break for international duty as replacements for Coach Massimo Ficcadenti and made an immediate impact, earning a shock 1-0 win away to Torino.
“This will be psychologically a more difficult game compared to the one at Torino, because now we have to confirm the good work and repeat ourselves,” noted Pulga.
“This is very difficult, but we believe that we can do it.”
There are further problems for the Sardinians to deal with, as both Andrea Cossu and Mauricio Pinilla miss out.
“We consulted with the medical staff and decided not to rush their recovery, especially ahead of the up-coming tests.”
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