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The Delfini are battling against relegation from Serie A, but their coach has made it clear he will not simply accept damage limitation against the champions

Pescara coach Christian Bucchi insists his side will be playing for all three points when they meet Juventus on Saturday.

The Delfini are rock bottom of Serie A and time is running out for them to avoid returning to the second division after just one season in Italy's top flight.

Bucchi, who played for Juve’s title rivals Napoli during his career, is expecting a reaction from his players after their "ugly" loss to Parma last weekend.

“It’s not true that we have nothing to lose. We are bottom of the table, but still have our dignity to defend,” Bucchi said in his press conference.

“We are not in a great period of form, but I told my players to give their all. I want to see people who are ready to sacrifice themselves, because Serie A games deserve to be played at 100 per cent every time.

“I expect an important reaction from the squad after the ugly performance against Parma. I too feel privileged to be working in Serie A, one of the most important tournaments in the world.

“It is impossible not to feel motivated when playing against Juventus and this is also true for those players who want to make their mark. I expect a performance of real character.

“We’re going there to win, not to perform an exercise in damage limitation.”

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