"I do not think the match vs. Lazio is the season crossroad. It will be psychologically important, but championship has “just” started". Del Neri doesn’t think this match is going to be a determinant, but he is well aware of the fact that a victory will be very important, not only because it would throw the bianconeri in second place, but it would also represent a decisive self-confidence injection to chase the most ambitious targets.
The match vs. the biancocelesti will have a special taste for the Juventus coach, who will find himself in front of Reja, who trained him when he was a player, and they have a very good relationship: "Edy is a friend and a very good trainer. He created what we are trying to create, a strong group, cohesive, with the right mood. We are alike in this sense, otherwise we would not be such close friends. He achieved important results and he is the evidence that, in soccer, if you are prepared and passionate, you can get to important targets ".
Lazio is in fact this season's surprise: "They’ve got important soloists and pay great attention to what opponents do. It’s their strong point, just like the fact they suffer few goals and they are able to capitalize on all the right occasions. We’ll have to play a perfect match, without conceding anything, and win. I hope it will be a good match, in which the teams will show that they deserve their position in the classification. It will be a challenge between two very good teams, trained by two friends who, on the pitch, will compete for everything, till the end".
Concerning the possible line-up, Del Neri gives some indication, confirming Marchisio will be back and he'll be choosing between Motta and Sorensen: "Grygera is not ready yet, no one could be, after just three days of training. I think he won’t not even be sitting on the bench. In attack Quagliarella and Iaquinta are doing well, so they will play. Del Piero showed he’s always ready and for me he is a guarantee".
Credit goes out to Papai for the artwork, brilliance once again. Just a few notes before the match. Zarate will very dangerous on the left, duh. It'll be interesting to see whether Del Neri will play Motta or Sorensen against him. Perhaps the youngster should get his chance seeing as how Marco did against Fiorentina's Vargas a few weeks ago. Also, the Brazilian Hernanes will be a pain in our ass no doubt, so like the coach said, we'll really have to have a perfect game all around today to move into second place.
Here are the call-ups people: 2 Motta 3 Chiellini 4 Melo 5 Sissoko 6 Grosso 7 Salihamidzic 8 Marchisio 9 Iaquinta 10 Del Piero 13 Manninger 14 Aquilani 17 Traore 18 Quagliarella 19 Bonucci 20 Lanzafame 21 Grygera 23 Pepe 27 Krasic 30 Storari 31 Costantino 33 Legrottaglie 43 Sorensen. Check the comments section below for updates and streams. Forza Juventus!
IERI... OGGI... DOMANI... SEMPRE JUVE!!!