Newly-installed Brescia coach Mario Beretta is confident he can guide his side away from the threat of relegation from Serie A.
Beretta replaced Giuseppe Iachini, who was sacked on Monday after a string of poor results. The former Siena coach, who has signed a contract until the end of the season, told the Italian media: "I am very happy to have joined Brescia.
"I am enthusiastic and convinced that this group has the resources to defend its Serie A status. I have spoken to my predecessor Iachini. He has not been fortunate. I've seen the team in action several times this season and while the goals were missing, the play was there.''
Lack of goalscoring has been Brescia's main problem this season. They have found the back of the net just 11 times. Brescia remain winless since September 22 and they sit 17th in Italy's top flight with just three victories from 15 games.
Saturday's 3-0 defeat at AC Milan left Brescia level on 12 points with the second from last team in the league, Lecce.
Beretta, 51, has plenty of experience in Serie A having coached Chievo, Parma, Siena, Lecce and Torino.
"From a tactical point of view, I think this Brescia could play with a 4-3-1-2 formation just as my Siena team did but we will have to wait and see,'' he added.
Beretta's first game in charge will be against Sampdoria.