Pirlo Expecting Tough Opposition Against Lazio

Andrea Pirlo, one of Juventus’ most emblematic players, has become the manager of the Serie A champions at the start of the season. It’s been a mixed bag so far. Pirlo is hopeful ahead of the match against Lazio. However, he knows that Sunday’s derby will not be easy. Speaking to JuventusTV he commented on his team’s chances.

It will certainly be a good match. These are the kind of matches you wait for. It is a difficult fixture. Lazio, in recent years, has proven to be at a high level so it will be a difficult game to play, but an exciting one.

A lot has been made of Pirlo’s tactics. Against Lazio, the manager is ready to change his regular plans to meet the challenge. Here is what he expects from his rivals.

We are prepared to play against their classic 3-5-2  formation. They have a very shrewd defense and they are very good on the counterattack. Lazio close spaces well behind and they are fast on the break. Their two forwards and Milinkovic Savic are especially good at this. We will have to play a careful game. We need to avoid making technical mistakes in the middle of the field so that we don’t give them space for counter-attacks.

Lazio plays Juventus, this Sunday, at 12.30 pm.


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