Carlos Tevez says the Bianconeri have control of their Champions League destiny and believes a win tomorrow night against Malmo would significantly bolster their chances of making it out of a testing Group A.
Speaking to the media in Sweden, the 30-year-old began: “I don’t want to talk percentages, but it’s all in our hands and that’s the most important thing. Winning tomorrow would give us an excellent chance of going through.”
Shortly after touching down in Malmo, Juventus had the chance to inspect a heavy surface at the Swedbank Stadion and despite admitting the pitch is far from ideal, Tevez claims the conditions will affect both sides.
“The pitch is bad for both teams, not just us. We need to show we’re also capable of playing on such a surface and forget about the conditions. We haven’t tested it out in training because we always work in Vinovo before having a walk around when we arrive.”
Looking to gun Malmo down for the second meeting in succession after netting a double in September’s encounter, the Argentine puts his hot streak of form down to the freedom he is granted by Massimiliano Allegri, whose use of the striker remains the same regardless of the system deployed.
“The manager gives me the freedom to play where I prefer and therefore the formation makes very little difference as far as I’m concerned. I can operate either on the shoulder of the defender or drop deep and pick up the ball.”