Date:6th August 2015 at 12:56pm
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Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij believes that his side can reverse their recent record against Juventus to win the Supercoppa Italiana in Shanghai on Saturday.

The Biancocelesti have managed only one win in their last 17 matches in all competitions against the Bianconeri and suffered their heaviest home defeat to the Serie A champions since 1961 last season when they lost 3-0 in late November.

“We have lost all three games against Juventus last season, but we were on the brink of victory on the last occasion in the Coppa Italia final,” the 23-year-old told Rai Sport.

“We were unlucky on that occasion with [Filip] Djordjevic hitting both posts and this gives us a reason to believe that we can finally win.

“We also arrived in China ahead of Juventus meaning that the two to three days extra training could give us a small advantage.”

The Netherlands international also insisted that Lazio are only focused on the Supercoppa and not on their upcoming Champions League play-off.

“The Champions League play-offs are important, but for now we are only thinking about the Supercoppa,” he continued.

“There will be plenty more time to focus on qualifying for the Champions League and I would like to lift a trophy.”