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Allegri: ‘I expect a difficult match; Lazio are a strong side who are doing very well’

Ahead of the Bianconeri’s mouth-watering clash against Lazio tomorrow evening at the Allianz Stadium, Juventus boss Max Allegri expressed a desire to see a fighting spirit withi his side.

Following the Old Lady’s 1-0 victory over Verona on the road within the mid-week fixtures, Allegri’s side have attained five-game winning streak, causing them to rise within the top-four, two points adrift from Sarri’s side.

A win over the capital club would provide Juventus with a sigh of relief, clinching a spot within the top four going into the international break.

Prior to the fixture, the Tuscan tactician provided his thoughts on his opponents going into tomorrow evening’s match in Turin, as relayed by Juventusnews24:

I expect a difficult match because Lazio are a strong side who are doing very well. It will be a different type of game to the one with Verona. Having said that, if there’s a goal after 10 minutes then everything could change.

Sarri is a great coach who knows how to organise his teams defensively and has a lot of quality players who can create situations both with passing moves and on the counter. We both won the Serie A title at Juve, but in terms of personality, Sarri and I are polar opposites.

In addition, the gaffer provided an injury update regarding his squad:

I will only know tomorrow morning if Manuel Locatelli and Juan Cuadrado are available, and I will make my choices after that,” said the coach in his press conference.

Vlahovic will not be there, he doesn’t feel that he’s at 100 per cent. Federico Chiesa is available. The most important thing we’ve seen during this period is the return of that team spirit we had lost, but after that, obviously there are also things we need to improve.

In order to bring home results and defend well, we needed a little more focus and attention on the details. We still have to do better in possession”

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