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  24/11/2011: Ledesma talking about the Juventus game: Favorites? We will see on the field
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A couple of days before the important game against Juventus Lazio captain Cristian Ledesma spoke for “It is too early to say we are challenging for the title. There are many teams at the top right now. It’s an important game, but this year all games are difficult. Juventus, so far, are showing they are the main favorite for the Scudetto, moreover they have a long bench including players like Krasic and Del Piero”.

Speaking about the game Ledesma said: “Last year there were many people, like this year. We hope they are not so criticizing like last year. Last season we made a mistake saying “we can get there, we can get here”. We have to think Sunday after Sunday. We are fine mentally. When you have the quality the head commands, that adds something more to the team”. This game is comes in the worst possible moment for Lazio, who struggle with injuries. The last in the list is Matuzalem. “Will Klose play? He is very strong, but we must think of the player who will play or sit on the bench. We are waiting on Cisse to produce. He is just lacking a goal. Team mates and coaches are satisfied with his work, it is normal when a striker doesn’t score to be criticized, but I’m sure he will soon unlock. Juventus are a complete team. Thinking of my role I don’t know if their midfield is stronger or ours, I don’t like to make comparisons. They have many solutions and they don’t play in European tournaments so they can always use the same players. Will Prandelli call me to the National team? I always think about that, but on Saturday only Lazio will be on my mind. We need to get a good result, because only the three points will give continuity to our positive momentum. My National team is Lazio”. Then the midfielder concluded: “The game will not be decisive, but it will give some indication”.

(Georgi Angelov)

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