Saturday continues an all-important stretch for the Bianconeri who, in eight days, face important matches in Coppa Italia, Serie A and the Champions League. Having dispatched with the first challenge, the sights now turn to Lazio for Massimiliano Allegri who face the Biancoceleste on Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico.
Allegri: Mentally and tactically ready
PHYSICAL AND TECHNICAL
"Lazio is a physical and technical team, which deserves the position it has in the standings. They're very well managed by Inzaghi and furthermore they're strong in the air with headers."
COMING OFF COPPA ITALIA
"Playing 120 minutes on Wednesday won’t affect Saturday’s match because it’s one that has so much motivation and it’s so important for us and them.
Tomorrow is a top-six clash which is always good from a football standpoint and important for both teams so 120 minutes on Wednesday won’t matter. We’ve played 30 less but also a match of great intensity. We must be ready for tomorrow’s challenge with the best mental and tactical conditions. It’s a match where attention to detail will make the difference"
"Higuain is not available as he still has a bit of a problem. We’ll see about London because today he did some training but still had a little bit of trouble. There’s still four or five days left so we’ll stay confident and optimistic."
"Tomorrow, Dybala will play. You can write it in the newspaper ‘Dybala returns!’ (laugh)."
"Tomorrow, Chiellini could have a break but beyond that Rugani is fine, so is Barzagli. Howedes is doing well and Benatia is fine so we have plenty of defenders."
"Buffon will play tomorrow."