Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic has included Miroslav Klose in his squad for the trip to Juventus, but he’s not at his best.
The striker missed Germany’s midweek draw against Holland through illness and he’s still a doubt for the Turin clash.
“We have to be cautious with Klose,” the tactician stated. “He’s not very well at all, he’s got a cough and, although he has trained, he’s not in top shape.”
The capital outfit will arrive in Turin in confident mood after they beat city rivals Roma 3-2 last weekend.
“Juventus are favourites for the Scudetto, but we have the ability to win in Turin,” the tactician continued.
“In order to do so we will have to play like we did against Roma, but then add another 20-30 per cent. That’s the only way to beat them in their stadium.”
Petkovic also urged his troops to be more alert.
“We are struggling to defend set-pieces,” he added. “We have to improve our concentration and individuals need to take more responsibility.”
Senad Lulic and Stefano Mauri are suspended for the game.
Squad: Marchetti, Bizzarri, Carrizo; Biava, Cavanda, Dias, Konko, Radu, Ciani, Stankevicius; Cana, Ledesma, Onazi, Ederson, Candreva, Gonzalez, Brocchi, Hernanes; Floccari, Kozak, Rocchi, Zarate, Klose