Tuesday April 23 2013
Bucchi on 'emotional' Napoli clash

Pescara boss Christian Bucchi has admitted that playing against his former club Napoli this weekend will be 'emotional'.

The Delfini host the San Paolo side looking for the three points that could rekindle their hopes of staying in Serie A.

But the 36-year-old tactician, who played for the Partenopei between 2006 and 2011, has conceded that it will be a difficult proposition.

“I knew the task of a Coach would be difficult,” he told Radio CRC. “It has been an experience and I think it has helped me grow.

“Before the game [against Napoli] there will be emotion, for sure. I devoted a lot of time to that club and have some beautiful memories.

“But I'll be focused on coaching my team. For 90 minutes, Napoli are adversaries – but my affection for the club does not end.

“We have to play with dignity and courage. Against Napoli we'll play football.”

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