Chievo’s Corini Speaks Before Roma Meeting

Chievo Verona manager Eugenio Corini spoke today at his press conference, two days before his team hosts Roma at the Stadio Bentegodi.

“Without Hetemaj, I’ll change something because I consider him an important player. Saturday’s game will be important to our salvation. I saw the way Inter played defensive and they played a great match in Rome. I also saw Roma play with Totti, Destro, and Gervinho against Udinese and earn three points. An important development of the match was Totti, who with Pjanic, had the runs of the fullbacks. Dodò and Torosidis are players that can run forward, Maicon will return and we know his characteristics, therefore, we need to understand how to develop the game. They have few choices in midfield because of the absence of De Rossi and Strootman, but their attack has many variations.”

He continued, “I’ll evaluate until the last day on which will the best solution from a tactical point of view. Unfortunately, Paredes took a hard hit in training, but luckily nothing happened to his head. It was a big hit. He rested yesterday and now the doctors will tell me what the next steps will be. Fortunately, he won’t be out long, but he certainly won’t play in this match. The boy is growing from an athletic standpoint. This will be a game where we know we will face some difficulties, but I believe that even when Roma loses the ball, we can give them problems. I saw the match against Udinese and Udinese had 5 scoring opportunities. We’ll need a good effort against Roma and I am convinced that we can get a result and that we can do it.”

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