Massimiliano Allegri is calling on his men to pull out all the stops when they take to the field to face Bayern Munich in Wednesday night’s decisive Champions League last 16 second leg tie at the Allianz Arena.
Unwavering belief was key to the Bianconeri clawing back a two-goal deficit to level matters during the first encounter three weeks ago in Turin, and the club’s Tuscan tactician is demanding his charges show similar battling qualities in Bavaria as they bid to reach the quarter-finals for a second successive year.
Speaking to the media in Munich, Allegri began: “We’ll need a great performance, otherwise the chances of reaching the next round diminish. The quality of the two sides makes it more of a semi-final tie. We’ll need a bit of luck and it’s important to stay in it right until the end, because the first game showed us that, especially in Europe, these contests are never over.