Arturo Vidal tells Juventus they must play “at 110 per cent” this evening against Lazio. “If we win, then we’re in the Scudetto race.”
The Bianconeri are already joint top of the table with Lazio and have a game in hand.
“If we win, then we can think we’re strong and we’re in the Scudetto race,” the Chilean told La Stampa newspaper.
“We are a great team, but now the difficult games are coming up and we have to play at 110 per cent.
“Miroslav Klose is the one to watch for Lazio, as he is someone who knows where to position himself to score, including on the rebound.”
Vidal also has a history in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen and, like Klose, is in his debut Serie A season.
“In Italy it is very difficult to play against any opponent. Much harder than the Bundesliga. I had been in talks with Bayern Munich this summer, but I wanted Juve: a big club known all over the world. It wasn’t about money. I simply dreamed of playing in Italy.”
Vidal has become an increasingly stable figure in the Juventus midfield.
“It’s wonderful to play with Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio, because I have the option to both attack and defend. Marchisio and I take turnes in going forward. We have a good rapport.”