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Gasperini concerned about Novara's pitch

(Xinhua)

10:13, September 20, 2011

ROME, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Inter head coach Gian Piero Gasperini on Monday expressed his concerns about Novara's artificial pitch and urged his players to get used to it.

The Nerazzurri, who ended their three-game losing streak in all competition with a disappointing 0-0 home draw against Roma, will visit the Serie A newcomers on Tuesday to play on an artificial pitch at the Stadio Piola.

"I don't like it, as I always prefer natural grass, but we've got to get used to it," Gasperini said in his press conference.

"We don't have time for specific training or tests on that surface. Every game is a final for us and our objective is to win. Of course, there are hidden dangers, as Novara will be enthusiastic at their home debut, have quality players and are organized," he added.

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