Tuesday August 21 2018
Bernardeschi: ‘I’ll play midfield’

Juventus forward Federico Bernardeschi is ready to adapt to a midfield role - “if the Coach decides to put me there I’m ready”.

The Italian international scored the Bianconeri’s winner against Chievo on Saturday evening, and there have been discussions about moving him to a ‘mezzala’ role, essentially a wide central midfielder.

“I’ve always said that suits my characteristics, if the Coach decides to put me there I’m ready,” Bernardeschi told Juventus TV.

“I’ll do anything for the good of the team, everything is good, everything for the system. When you have to learn you have to learn, when you have to run you have to run.

“The Chievo game? It was important to bring the three points home and to start with a positive signal right away.

“We did it, albeit with some suffering, but we’re still on the right path.”

This weekend sees the Old Lady take on Lazio in Turin.

“We can’t wait to play at home in our stadium and in front of our fans. Lazio are a very strong team, and as always it’ll be tough.

“We have to give 100 per cent and play as we know how to play.”

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