Vladimir Petkovic assures Lazio will be “fired up and motivated” for a tough run of early games in the Serie A calendar.
The 2013-14 fixture list was drawn up today and the Biancocelesti face Udinese, Juventus, Chievo and Roma in the opening four rounds.
“It will immediately be a difficult test for us against Udinese,” the Coach told Lazio Style Radio.
“It is positive news, as we will be fired up and motivated from the start to get the best possible result against a tough opponent.
“We have Juventus in Week 2 and, for one or the other, it will be the chance to take revenge.”
These two clubs also face off in the Italian Super Cup on August 18 at the Stadio Olimpico.
“The derby being so early is good too, as it will bring people and enthusiasm to the stadium. We must stay calm and take it one game at a time.”
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