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De Zerbi is confident Sassuolo can upset Juventus

CAGLIARI, ITALY - AUGUST 26: Sassuolo coach's Roberto de Zerbi looks on during the serie A match between Cagliari and US Sassuolo at Sardegna Arena on August 26, 2018 in Cagliari, Italy. (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)
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The so-called Neroverdi are in third place in the Italian Lega Serie A standings, with seven points thanks to two wins and one draw

Two of the top Italian Lega Serie A teams will face off today, with Juventus hosting Sassuolo in Week 4 of the 2018-2019 season.

‘Juve’ is in first place with 9 points, after a perfect start with 3 victories. Meanwhile, the Neroverdi have won twice with one draw, and sit third in the standings with 7 points.

And for Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi, his team can get a good result today.

“This is a top of the table clash, that’s what the results tell us,” the coach was quoted by Football Italia during his press conference.

“We had three good performances and seven points we fully deserved. We’re going to Turin in order to pick up points and not with the idea we’ve got nothing to lose, because otherwise, we’ve already lost.”

“The break for international duty allowed us to work well in training and also give the players a couple of days to rest. We prepared everything we could, fully aware that we are taking on the strongest side in Serie A and probably the best in Europe this season too,” he added.

“When I was young, people would go to the local café and debate everything, now it happens on social media. The difference was that at the bar you said things to people’s faces, whereas with social media you can hide away.”

“If Juve won seven Serie A titles in a row, it means they won many games and not just against Sassuolo. This is a solid club and last season at Benevento we didn’t give anyone an easy ride, not even when we were already relegated,” De Zerbi continued.

“I told the players that any of them could be in the starting XI, as they should all feel like protagonists. We can’t dominate the game for 90 minutes in Turin, but we can try to find and attack any weaknesses we spot.”