"I think Pioli's squad might put Allegri in difficulty," explained Corriere dello Sport writer Piero Torri. One is inclined to agree.
Torri is hardly the most objective journalist. A man who has consistently taken swipes at the Bianconeri, calling them 'arrogant' for their failure to realise how much they benefit from refereeing errors, he disagreed with Antonio Conte that the team he constructed in Turin was extraordinary. However, he is certainly made one accurate judgment and that is that Stefano Pioli, the man who took over from Edy Reja at Lazio, has the power to win against the current champions of Italy.
Labelled as the 'most prepared coach' by former Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli, Pioli is a progressive tactician who believes in exploiting all the tools available to modern day coaches to construct winning sides.
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