Those are sad teams for two Italian CL participants, Osman.
BUT - really looking forward to the show getting under way! . Who knows, maybe Ranieri surprises us and brings out the bald rabbit too.
Its obviously a blessing that in one of the 5-6 toughest matches on the calendar, our opponent is without its best two creative players.
Hehehe, too true Glen. Dont think La Viola with their budget can expect more, but I will NEVER get used to having the likes of Sali, Molinaro, Grygera and Legro (ok if they were reserve players, but not starters...), depressing. But in the context of this league, Serie A, they are formidable teams.
And Trez joins our injury list it seems, he seems to have gotten similar injury to Chiellini in todays training :groan: I was about to say only Inter have more injuries then us so far, but now with Trez, I think we are equal in quantity (Knezevic, Andrade, Sissoko, Chiellini, Zebina, Trez, Zanetti, with Camo and Moli having slight knocks too).
Nedved is back and fit for duty. And even if Nedved is healthy, would like to if Ranieri suprised us and played with Gio instead (or came in early second half). He usually comes up with nice tactical and selection suprises against the top teams.
But its Pavels birthday today arty:
Hopefully we give him a nice occasion to celebrate tommorrow.