Juventus
    20.03.2014 21:42 - in: Europa League S

    Asamoah reveals pivotal tactical change

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    The Ghanaian midfielder explains Antonio Conte’s decision to commit bodies further forward into the final third: “We pushed the wing-backs up in the second half. Playing closer to the strikers enabled something to happen”

    Kwadwo Asamoah believes the Bianconeri’s improved attacking threat in the second half was aided by Antonio Conte’s decision to push the wide players further into enemy territory.

    The Ghanaian midfielder, tasked with keeping tricky customer Juan Cuadrado quiet on his home patch, admits he was surprised by his opposite number’s somewhat restricted role and looked to exploit this after the break.

    Speaking in Florence after the Bianconeri’s 1-0 win over Fiorentina, the 25-year-old said: “Cuadrado defended a lot deeper than he usually does. We spoke to Conte and decided to push up further.  Both Isla and I were deep, normally we play a lot closer to the attackers. This changed in the second half, when our wide players operate further forward something happens.”

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