Federico Peluso hinted the Sassuolo change to left-back was so he could mark Milan winger Suso. “He’s a tricky customer to deal with.”
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Coach Roberto De Zerbi named a 4-3-3 formation with Peluso at left-back, Pol Lirola on the right and Merih Demiral in the centre with Gian Marco Ferrari.
“It’s a change of role, albeit one I’ve had in the past. Suso is a tricky customer to deal with and we hope to close him down,” Peluso told Sky Sport Italia.
Peluso had until now this season been largely used as a centre-back.
“We need points, we had decent performances lately, but with one win in the last eight, we need to do more.”