- Title: Inzaghi demands Lazio play the perfect match against Juventus
- Date: 21st December 2019
- Summary: RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (DECEMBER 21, 2019) (REUTERS) LAZIO HEAD COACH, SIMONE INZAGHI, ENTERS NEWS CONFERENCE WITH LAZIO MIDFIELDER, SENAD LULIC INZAGHI AND LULIC LULIC INZAGHI (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) LAZIO MANAGER, SIMONE INZAGHI, SAYING: "Tomorrow the match will be different compared to a league match, because in 90/120 minutes we'll be playing for the first trophy of the season so I think it will be a different match. It will be a match in which we need not to make mistakes because we face two teams that can hit at any time" REPORTER (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) LAZIO MANAGER, SIMONE INZAGHI, SAYING: "We have no certainty, unfortunately. We are sure about things like our team, our players who are doing important things knowing what we are going to face. A team that won the last 8 league titles, a team very hard to beat, as a matter of fact they lost only once in 23 matches. We hope to play a perfect match tomorrow, we will try to bring the trophy back to Rome, knowing that we will encounter difficulties, but we will try to give our best." VIEWFINDER SHOWING INZAGHI AND LULIC (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) LAZIO PLAYER, SENAD LULIC, SAYING: "Good morning everyone, as you said we have played a lot of finals, as the coach said earlier, this is the fourth final with him as a manager so we will play for it, because it is a final and it is always nice to play in a final. Also, representing Lazio in a beautiful country and playing against a team like Juventus, one of the strongest teams in Europe and in the world, it's a pleasure. In the last few games we also showed that we can play against anyone. So tomorrow will be a very beautiful match and we will go and play making every effort." REPORTERS INZAGHI AND LULIC LEAVE NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 4th January 2020 17:32
- Keywords: Coppa Italia Juventus Lazio Serie A football soccer
- Location: RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
- City: RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
- Country: Saudi Arabia
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001BAX51KV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Lazio manager, Simon Inzaghi, demanded his players produce the perfect performance against Juventus when the sides play each other in Saudi Arabia on Sunday (December 22).
Inzaghi, who led Lazio to the Coppa Italia title last season, knows his side are in for a tough match in Riyadh for the Supercoppa Italiana against Maurizio Sarri's team, who have won the last eight Serie A titles.
Lazio midfielder, Senad Lulic, echoed his manager's claims and said his team mates will make every effort to beat Juventus.
The Supercoppa Italiana takes place at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on Sunday.
(Production: Mohammed Benmansour / Nael Shyoukhi / Francis Maguire / Chiara Rodriquez)
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