Donadoni: I admire Sarri

Despite his admiration for Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri, Bologna boss Roberto Donadoni wants his team to play their own game when the sides meet at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on Sunday.

Under Sarri's management the Partonopei are top of the Serie A standings and have gone undefeated since opening day, while the Rossoblu have fallen into the relegation zone.

"It's fairly obvious to say we know the threat we'll be facing," Donadoni said. "We must be above all concentrated on our own performance, which must be to the maximum of our potential.

"It'll be a struggle to limit these great players, but we must try to impose our qualities on the game If we limit ourselves to focusing only on what Napoli do, then our entire approach will be dictated by them. It is not the right attitude to take.

"We know Napoli's quality, but we can certainly have our say too and must try to create problems for our opponents to deal with. With determination and humility, we must make Napoli work hard for the points.

"I really admire Sarri, but I remember what people said at the start of his adventure at Napoli. So many are quick to judge and equally adept at changing opinion. All coaches need time to build something important with a team.

"Just as it was not right to make certain judgements that early, right now they need balance when discussing Sarri and Napoli.

"Every match teaches you something. We have to look forward and keep tight, as with an aggressive team performance we can allow individual talents to shine."