“With the way we played, we did not deserve to lose tonight. Of course, the game still would have been tight had we not conceded but that’s just the way the match went.”
In a tie that saw a total 37 shots on target, a host of clear scoring opportunities and a series of near-misses at both ends, the Bianconeri will feel hard done by this evening’s result that sees them replaced by Manchester City at the top of Champions League Group D.
Few will disagree with Giorgio Chiellini’s post-match assessment from the Estadio Sanchez-Pizjuan that defeat in Spain has taken the shine off the previous five impressive European showings from last season’s finalists.
Having given very little away throughout the 90 minutes, Chiellini added that he hopes Juve will not be left ruing tonight’s defeat come March.
“Now we must hope the draw is kind to us and that we’re not regretting this result come March. We played well and gave practically nothing away tonight besides in the closing stages when we were pushing for an equaliser.
“But that’s football and we have to just take it on the chin. All we can do now is wait and see who we’re pitted against on 14 December.”