Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza assured he wants to “do well tonight against Juventus,” the club that co-owns him.
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“Everyone would love to play in a game like this, so we’re here and want to give it our best,” Zaza told Sky Sport Italia.
“My future? Right now I am focused on securing safety with Sassuolo, while of course I’d like to do well tonight against Juventus, the team that co-owns my contract.
“Juve are strong physically and technically, so we’ll need to be very physical tonight. We’ll see what happens.”
Zaza isn’t the only Sassuolo player with Juventus links, as Reto Ziegler, Yussif Raman Chibsah, Lorenzo Ariaudo, Matteo Brighi and Luca Marrone are all either co-owned by or former figures of the Bianconeri.
Sassuolo: Pegolo; Gazzola, Antei, Cannavaro, Longhi; Chibsah, Magnanelli, Ziegler; Sansone, Zaza, Floro Flores
Sassuolo bench: Pomini, Polito; Ariaudo, Pucino, Mendes, Terranova, Rosi, Marrone, Brighi, Farias, Masucci, Floccari
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Ogbonna, Chiellini; Isla, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Llorente, Tevez
Juventus bench: Storari, Bonucci, Caceres, Padoin, Lichsteiner, Peluso, Vidal, Pepe, Giovinco, Osvaldo, Vucinic, Quagliarella