Massimiliano Allegri and Gigi Buffon say the Bianconeri are ready and raring to go for Saturday night’s Italian Super Cup showdown at the Shanghai Stadium.
The boss is predicting a close encounter against Lazio and believes the team will have to be on their toes if they are to add to the club’s six triumphs in the competition to date.
Speaking to the media in China, Allegri began: “It’s our first target of the season and a good performance will be required. We know that it will be an even contest and one that could even last 120 minutes like the Coppa Italia final did.”
Injuries to Giorgio Chiellini, Sami Khedira and Alvaro Morata in the build-up mean the Tuscan tactician will have to plan for this weekend’s game without the services of three experienced players.