Juventus Thrill Deadly Attack Deadly Lazio
Good news approached Juventus ahead of the game against Lazio in Serie A continued on Saturday (14/10/2017). Bianconeri striker Mario Mandzukic, who had suffered an injury while strengthening Krosia national team in the 2018 World Cup Qualifying match, has been recovered and ready to play.
Previously, Mandzukic could undoubtedly appear because of suffering a serious ankle injury. But unexpectedly, 31-year-old striker was healed faster.
Later, Mandzukic re-placed in his original position as a center forward, following the declining performance of Gonzalo Higuain. However, in a match this time, it is not known whether coach Massimiliano Allegri will re-apply the scheme. Moreover, in the last two games, Higuain has begun to score again.
Allegri himself revealed that he is more focused in building a strong defense system for Juventus. According to him, a strong defense is the key to the team’s success in reaching the Scudetto.
“I only know one thing, in the last ten years only one team with the second best defense that won the Scudetto,” he said in a press conference ahead of the game, as reported by Football Italia.
In the last meeting, Juventus lost 2-3 from Lazio in the race for the Supercoppa Cup of Italy before this season rolled out. Juventus had an equalizer to 2-2 after trailing 0-2. For that, Allegri asked his foster children to anticipate Lazio counterattack.
“We should not allow a counterattack, because in Rome we played well for the first 10-15 minutes, then we let them for two to three counter attacks, and they are very good at utilizing it,” explained Allegri.