Verona coach treating AC Milan tie like a derby
The Mastini were promoted last season and take on the Rossoneri in their first match in Serie A for 11 years on Saturday evening.
“As a young lad I played in many derbies and this is another,” he told the press.
“It will be a very tough start for us against Milan. We will have to put our weapons on to the pitch. The important thing will be to stay combat and try to hit them quickly on the break.
“We must remain concentrated for the entire match. The Rossoneri have stronger fitness levels because they already played a competitive game against PSV Eindhoven.
“We have to run harder than anyone else and play at the top level.”