By Football Itlia staff Sport reporter Giuseppe Martina reports on a possible Italian attacker who could miss Juventus’ Europa League match against Roma.
Roma’s Europa League quarter-final clash with Udinese was postponed due to the threat of flu, and the Bianconeri are now set to play Udinese without their talisman Alessandro Florenzi.
The 26-year-old, who is also known as ‘Maniac’, is reportedly struggling to recover from the flu and has yet to take part in training.
According to his manager, Marco Fazio, Florenz is “not fit enough” to play for the Nerazzurri in the Europa League.
“Maniak will have a scan on Thursday.
He has a fever and he has a little bit of pneumonia, but he will be available to play,” he told Corriere dello Sport.
Juventus have been without Florenze for over three months, but they have not suffered any setbacks since his return.
The former AC Milan striker has scored six goals in 26 games for the Biancocelesti this season.
Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri said the team’s defensive record was in “good shape” despite the absence of Florenza.
“There is a lot of work to do, we have had some very good games, but we also have a lot more work to accomplish,” he said.
“We are not at a level where we can just play.
There is work to be done.”