Bulgaria striker Valeri Bojinov has warned Italy not to expect an easy ride later tonight, and insists he is confident of silencing the Turin crowd.
The two teams meet at the Olimpico for the World Cup qualifier. A win for Italy will allow them to move closer to the 2010 tournament, but Bojinov wants to have his say in the affair. The Parma striker says he is full of confidence, claiming this Azzurri side is not the same that won the World Cup in 2006.
"I saw Italy play against Georgia, and this is not the team that I know," Bojinov told the Sky Sport Italia.
"We have to stay calm and take our chances. This is not the team of the World Cup, we respect [Marcello] Lippi's men, but we are not afraid of anyone."
Bojinov feels the tension and strain will be felt by Italy, not his side.
"They will be under pressure. We can go into the game relaxed as we have nothing to lose, and so this is an advantage for us," concluded the hitman.
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com