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Massimiliano Allegri on the Verona game, Vidal's fitness level and injuries


Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Thursday's 6-1 win over Verona does not reflect the difficulty of tomorrow's game when the two teams face in the Serie A.

The Bianconeri eased past Andrea Mandorlini's side in the Italian Cup but Allegri insists that this weekend's game should not be underestimated by his players.

"Tomorrow's game will be different than the one played on Thursday," Allegri said.

"First of all because they will be more careful [following the mid-week defeat]. And we would be crazy if we go out there believing it will be an easy game.

"We have to approach the game in the same way we did on Thursday, in the same way we approach all games.

"I believe we have to make less mistakes in this second part of the season, simply because there will be no more room to recover."

The Bianconeri welcome back a number of key players for tomorrow's game but Chile's Arturo Vidal is set to miss the game due to tonsillitis.

"Thursday's game gave me a number of important confirmations which I saw in training. Some players who were rested in mid-week will be back.

"[Arturo] Vidal is feeling much better, he will leave hospital today. We'll see how he is feeling, he might as well resume training with the rest of the squad.

"It's difficult [for him to recover for tomorrow's game]. He wants to be available but he took antibiotics so we will have to assess him with the medical team.

"As for [Angelo] Ogbonna, he has an ankle issue, we'll see later on today if he will be available for the game.

"But we have [Martin] Caceres back so we're pretty covered in the defensive department.

"I'm happy for [Roberto] Pereyra, for his goal on Thursday, he scored a great goal and is very close to be at his best in terms of fitness. Let's not forget he's only 23 and this is his first year at Juventus; it's not easy."

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