Tuesday May 19 2015
Chiellini: 'Felipe Anderson extraordinary'

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini praised Lazio striker Felipe Anderson ahead of the Coppa Italia Final.

The clash kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT) on Wednesday.

“This game does have a special feeling to it, because Juve haven’t won the Coppa in too long,” said the defender in his Press conference.

“The Final we lost to Napoli still hurts, so we really want to win this. Our focus is solely on tomorrow’s game.”

The star name for defenders to watch out for tomorrow is Brazilian Felipe Anderson.

“Felipe Anderson has grown exponentially and showed incredible skills, truly extraordinary and not just as a promising young player.

“I hope tomorrow he’s feeling a bit tired, off his game… He combines pace with passing skills and a great shot. He is the emblem of Lazio’s campaign, as he really exploded on to the scene this season.”

The Bianconeri have won a fourth consecutive Scudetto and have the opportunity to secure the Treble, as they also face Barcelona in the Champions League Final on June 6.

“Our strength has always been taking it one game at a time, without letting enthusiasm get the better of us. Therefore we are focused only on tomorrow and there’s a long way to go before we can talk about a Treble.”