Vidal revelling in more attacking role

The Chile international is loving the fact that he has been given greater licence by Bianconeri boss Antonio Conte to occupy more advanced positions
Arturo Vidal says that he is loving life at Juventus more than ever now that he has been pushed forward into a more attacking role.

The 26-year-old midfielder has endeared himself to the Bianconeri faithful with his all-action displays since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011, but coach Antonio Conte has this season positioned the Chile international further forward.

Vidal bagged a double in Saturday's 4-1 home blitz of Lazio, and told reporters after the game that he felt right at home in his more offensive position.

"I feel really good in my current role. I have a lot of opportunities to get into the box and score," he told La Tercera.

"I have to try and free myself away from markers, but defend as well. I feel really comfortable at the moment."

Vidal lined up alongside Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo in an imposing Juventus midfield for the visit of Lazio, but played a noticeably more advanced role than usual, scoring the opening two goals before later laying on another for Carlos Tevez.

However, the Santiago native is not exactly new to finding the back of the net, having struck 15 times in 45 games across all competitions last season.