The Czech Pavel Nedved, Juventusicoon and vice-president of the Italian football club, has in an interview with the Italian Sky responded to the draw for the eighth finals of the Champions League. Therein takes Juventus against Spanish Atlético Madrid. Nedved is on his guard, for rigid People.
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“Our coach says often that it does not matter whether we are first or second in the group, but that we should just knock. Today is proof that this is not always true. Although we are top of their group, we get the strongest opponent. Sometimes you need some luck, today had we not”, says the 91-fold ex-international.
Nedved realize that it is a closed duel. “They are very balanced and difficult to combat. Their game is based on a strong defence, but also in the front they are with Griezmann dangerous. It is a tough game, with undoubtedly very little goals”, warns the Czech.
Juventus can count on a Cristiano Ronaldo in excellent form. Last weekend, scored the Portuguese superstar is the sixth away game in a row in Serie A, bringing his total to ten goals in nineteen duels. The ex-player of Real Madrid know, like no other, with Juventus how Atlético Madrid have to deal with. Nedved recognizes the value of Ronaldo. “Cristiano is the man of the Champions League. That he has with his goals and performances always show. Our team is strong, we need calm and confident.”