Bigon: “It’s an exciting but tough start”
This was Sporting Director Riccardo Bigon after the announcement of the Serie A fixtures. “It’s an exciting start yet anything but easy. With games against two newly-promoted sides in the first three matches playing at home split by a derby against Spal. It’s important to start well and get up to our best condition as quickly as possible. In October, we’ll have Lazio and Juventus before two interesting matches against Sampdoria and Cagliari which will tell us what we’re made of. In December, the run of Napoli, Milan and Atalanta will be a big test as will the trip to Lecce followed by the Fiorentina and Torino matches.
“In general, the fixtures only have an effect up to a certain point. We know that every game is really hard in Serie A and we’ll have to do our best to reach our goals.”