New Chievo Verona coach Mimmo di Carlo is delighted with the positive attitude he has found with his squad.
â€śMy job, along with the team, the club and the fans, is to take Chievo to safety,â€ť said the man who replaced Beppe Iachini at the end of a nine-match winless streak.
â€śIt will be a long and hard road made of joy and pain, but what counts is being able to fight back with grit. That is something a team must never lack, especially one trying to avoid relegation.
â€śItâ€™s too early to make evaluations, but the lads surprised me in a positive way. They are putting so much effort in and doing everything to give me all the available options. Aside from the result, Iâ€™m convinced theyâ€™ll put in a great performance.â€ť
Chievo welcome Juventus to the Bentegodi on Sunday afternoon and are without a victory since the opening weekend, while the Bianconeri are fresh from five straight wins in all competition.
â€śWe must try to dictate the tempo of the game, as if we let them do it, then we would only run into difficulty,â€ť continued former Parma and Mantova boss Di Carlo.
â€śI am proud to have been chosen by Chievo to start this adventure. Iâ€™d say the fans have already won their side of this match by snapping up tickets, now itâ€™s up to us to ensure they have something to cheer.â€ť