Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino expects a rocky start to the season.
With Stevan Jovetic out for eight months, Gila says the team is counting down the days of Adrian Mutu's suspension to end.
"Mutu has a mad desire to return to the pitch. Our problem is not losing places in the table in the first two months of the season," he said.
"If we are careful in the beginning, then we'll be able to enjoy ourselves later. In November we'll put Mutu in the driving seat and in 2010 we'll find Jo-Jo again."