Saturday March 17 2018
Semplici: 'SPAL won't change for Juve'

Leonardo Semplici insists SPAL won’t “change our identity” just because they are hosting Juventus this evening. “I want us to keep possession.”

It kicks off in Ferrara at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“In order to stop Juve, we need to rely on our own characteristics. They have no weak points, so we simply have to put in a perfect performance,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“We will play with two strikers because that is how we always play and won’t change our identity now. It’ll be more or less the same side that beat Sassuolo last week.

“We’ll try to take the game to Juve and I asked my players to keep possession, at least when the circumstances allow it. Let’s not forget that if we want to secure Serie A safety, it means picking up points in games like this too.”

Juventus have kept nine consecutive clean sheets in Serie A and moved four points clear at the top with a midweek rescheduled victory over Atalanta.

“Their squad is so vast that they can easily cover the strain of midweek matches. If there was one player I could remove from Juve, it’d be Paulo Dybala, as he has decided several games, most recently against Lazio.”

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