06.12.2014 21:26 - in: The team S

    Coman predicts exciting match-up with Atletico

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    Fresh from last night’s appearance in Florence, the young forward pops into the Jtv studio to look ahead to Tuesday’s meeting with Atletico

    Kingsley Coman says the Bianconeri will be going all out for victory on Tuesday night against Atletico Madrid and believes the clash between the reigning champions of Italy and Spain will produce an exciting spectacle.

    With just one point required to secure their place in the knockout stages, questions have been raised over whether Juventus would adopt a defensive strategy to hold out for the draw.

    But the French hotshot says he and his team-mates have their eyes on snatching top spot away from Atletico, meaning it will be business as usual as far as the game plan is concerned.

    Speaking exclusively to Jtv, Coman began: “It will be a great game, and an open one at that. We can’t aim for the draw and must try to attack and claim first spot by winning the match.”

    “We struggled a bit at the start of the competition. We dropped the odd important point, but in our last two games we’ve been more efficient, as we also hope to be against Atletico.”

    The 18-year-old, who joined the club from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, was in good spirits after making his second Serie A start in the black and white stripes in last night’s goalless stalemate with Fiorentina at the Artemio Franchi.

    A lively presence up front during his 60 minutes on the park, Coman expressed his delight at the way the team came through a tricky test unscathed following a slow start to the game.

    “It was a difficult game. We switched formation, reverting back to a 3-5-2, and struggled a little bit at the beginning, but then it went well.

    “Everyone gave me plenty of encouragement before the game, including the kit men. It was an important point for us. With the ability we possess in our squad we could have got all three, but one will do just fine.”

    The forward also revealed his thoughts on an “intriguing” Scudetto tussle with Roma before affirming his belief that the Italian league is the most challenging in the world.

    He concluded: “It’s a good head-to-head battle. In each game both teams always give their absolute all either to stay out in front or keep up the chase. The Italian league is harder than the others, it’s less physical and more pensive. You need to use your head more.”

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