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Simone Inzaghi spoke today about his side’s chances tomorrow against Juventus and stressed that his side are not mere passersby.

“We reach this Final in good shape,” said the Coach in his Press conference. “We need courage and to fight as a team for every ball. We’re proud to be here and want to take our chance. We’re the underdogs, but you never know in football.

“We prepared many things and are ready to face this game tomorrow. We had an excellent pre-season and worked since July 4 to be ready for the Super Cup. We’ve been unlucky against Juventus, who are already the best team in Italy, and will need a perfect performance.”

Juventus won both the Scudetto and Coppa Italia last season.

“I think we did deserve to lose the Final, as we conceded an avoidable goal and made some avoidable errors. Juve are the favourites, as unfortunately the numbers speak clearly. Lately we have had an unlucky tradition against them.”

Will Felipe Anderson be ready for tomorrow?

“Today we will evaluate Felipe Anderson’s condition, even if it will be difficult. The lad said he is willing to try. As with every game, I have doubts over the line-up.

“Could Lucas Leiva start? He has settled in very well and is a real leader.”

How will both sides cope with the losses of lucas Biglia and Leonardo Bonucci?

“The club tried to the end to keep Biglia, as did I, but his mind was made up. Bonucci is a great player, but Juventus remain just as strong as they were last season.”

Will Keita play against the club who is heavily favoured to sign him?

“There are rumours around Keita and I will observe everything. In my mind, players need to give 100 per cent. If I can see that in Keita, then he’ll play, otherwise I’ll look to someone else.”

 

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