Juventus
    27.01.2018 23:26 - in: Serie A S

    Khedira: “Important to put pressure on Napoli”

    Share with:
    • 1
    • 3
    • 2
    “We know we're in for a long, hard battle with them so this was a game we had to win,” said the midfielder after netting the opener against Chievo

    Sami Khedira talked up the importance of Saturday's hard-fought win over Chievo – insisting it hands Juve a psychological edge over title rivals Napoli.

    The Bianconeri eventually broke down a stubborn Chievo outfit courtesy of goal by the Germany international himself. Gonzalo Higuain then added a second as Juve moved two points above Maurizio Sarri's side awaiting Sunday's matches.

    “It was a tough game,” Khedira admitted after the final whistle. “We had more possession after their first red card but even at 11 v 9 we still had to bide our time and wait for the opener to come.

    “These three points are huge. We know it's going to be a long, hard battle with Napoli and winning today puts a little pressure on them. This is the sort of game we have to win.”

    Juve are now braced for a hectic run of games over the coming weeks.

    “We've been able to train well the last couple of weeks. We have a busy spell coming up now and we're going to have to rotate in all areas of the pitch.”

    Share with:
    • 1
    • 3
    • 2
    Information on the use of cookies
    This website uses cookies and, in some cases, third-party cookies for marketing purposes and to provide services in line with your preferences.
    If you want to know more about our cookie policy click here.
    By clicking OK, or closing this banner, or browsing the website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.
    OK