BERGAMO, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Cagliari Calcio team line up prior to the serie A match between Atalanta BC and Cagliari at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on September 2, 2018 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
BERGAMO, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Cagliari Calcio team line up prior to the serie A match between Atalanta BC and Cagliari at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on September 2, 2018 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Both teams will face off tonight in the Italian Lega Serie A and Cagliari’s coach believes his team can play well today

Cagliari has had a regular start of the season.

The Italian Lega Serie A club is on 12th place with four points, after one win, one draw and one defeat.

And tonight, they will face AC Milan, a team with one less match than everybody else and a club that’s running on 15th place with one victory and one defeat.

For Cagliari boss Rolando Maran, tonight match represents more than just one more fixture.

“We are in a positive moment, but clearly when there’s a break for international duty, there are always going to be some question marks,” Maran said during the press conference attended by Football Italia.

“Milan is in good shape and we know they can cause us real problems if we don’t face them with the right attitude. Playing against them has to be motivating and not a reason to be timid or nervous.”

“[Joao Pedro] has been training regularly, so the only issue is match fitness. The Brazilian has qualities and characteristics that are different to everyone else in the squad and his return is certainly an extra weapon in our armory. There’s no reason why he couldn’t start,” Maran concluded.