Benevento bagged a valuable draw against Juventus last month, and their manager believes Juventus’ decision to not call up Ronaldo for the match was a motivation for his players.
are currently 10
on the Serie A’s table with 18 points in 14 games and they’ll face their manager’s former club, Milan, after the Christmas break on January 3.
“It’s not going to be a normal game, even if facing my brother was more difficult,”
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“I am happy for Milan, I think they can be title contenders until the end. I am happy for their fans, they will always remain in my heart. I am sure they want to know the result of Benevento every week,” he added.
“My players always know what to do. They know when it’s the right time to suffer and when we must attack. We've earned the respect of all other teams, but we haven’t gained survival yet. I am sure teams like Torino and Genoa will soon get back on track.
“We are only going to sign new players if they will add something on a technical and mental level. Otherwise we don't need them. Young players are always ready to play here, the always train well.”
last month as the Old Lady hadn’t called up
for that game.
“I like to motivate the team and we gave the 120% on the pitch that evening. It always happens, that’s why we run the risk of a physiological decline, but we train hard to avoid it,"