It’s our duty to win the Champions League- Allegri
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri feels it’s the club’s ‘duty’ to win the UEFA Champions League after they were held 0-0 at home by Sevilla in their Group H opener on Wednesday.
Although the Italian felt his team should have come away with the three points, he is looking for an improvement in performance when they next travel to Dynamo Zagreb in the competition.
“Juventus are not the only team keen to win the Champions League. We do not just want to join this competition, we want to win it as well. This is a duty for Juventus in particular. However, we are not the only team. There is Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Manchester City.
They are at our level, or maybe a better level because of the results and victories they’ve achieved. Otherwise, we move between euphoria and disappontment. We do not have to be disappointed. Players have to be aware that they played well, it was just the score that was negative. We were all expecting a victory. Me as well. We have to work to try to improve our performance,” Allegri stated.
Meanwhile, defender Giorgio Chiellini was pleased his team were able to limit Sevilla’s counter-attacks and feels they could pose a threat in the return leg.
“On Sevilla, the idea was of a team with four attacking midfielders – playing total football, offensive football. The manager said that. They played the ‘three cards game’. They played with more defenders. They had a good match.
Maybe they wanted to be more dangerous with Franco Vazquez and the two offensive midfielders. We did well to limit their counter attacks thanks to our midfielders. They could be dangerous with that kind of action,” Cheillini said.
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