Lazio Coach Inzaghi Considering Starting Marusic as a Centre-Back Against Juventus

Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi is considering starting wing-back Adam Marusic as a centre-back in the three-man defense against Juventus tomorrow.

According to a report from Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi earlier today, the 44-year-old Italian coach needs to build a back three without Luiz Felipe and Stefan Radu, who are both injured.

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With fairly unconvincing performances from Wesley Hoedt and Mateo Musacchio this campaign, Inzaghi is thinking of starting Montenegrin wing-back Marusic as the left-sided centre back against the Bianconeri, alongside Francesco Acerbi and Patric.

With Marusic in defense and Manuel Lazzari out injured, Inzaghi would then deploy Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro as the right wing-back, with either Mohamed Fares or Senad Lulic starting on the left side.

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The 28-year-old Marusic, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until the end of next season, has made 32 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2562 minutes. In that time, he has scored one goal and provided five assists.

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