Bonucci: Juventus can still progress in Champions League
Leonardo Bonucci believes Juventus are still in a good position to qualify from their Champions League group.
The Italian champions were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Copenhagen in their opening game, but Bonucci is not worried about the result.
“We created a lot, but unfortunately we didn’t get the three points,” the Italian international defender told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We were a bit hesitant at the start, Copenhagen started strongly and we expected that.”
“I don’t think we lacked fight. I don’t believe that was the problem and we did not underestimate the game.”
“We created chances and just missed out on the win at San Siro too against Inter. Had we scored a goal more against Inter and Copenhagen then everybody would be talking about a great Juve.”
“We’re certainly disappointed as three points would have been fundamental. You can’t make certain errors in the Champions League”
“But I don’t think we have compromised qualification. The draw with Nordsjaelland last season was more serious, but then we still won the group.”
The Old Lady’s next game is in the Group B at home against Galatasaray and Bonucci knows how important that game could be.
“We know we have to beat Galatasaray and then we can go to Madrid convinced that anything could happen,” the 26 year-old added.
“Real are strong, but their 6-1 win was surprising because the Turkish stadium is a hot one to play in. Galatasaray are dangerous, we’ll need to be at our best.”
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