NOT OVER YET
“First of all, our duty tomorrow is to cancel out the 3-0 scoreline, which was a harsh result for us, but we have to accept it. Tomorrow we must play a great match against what is an amazing team in an amazing stadium.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen, for example no one could have imagined that after three minutes we would be a goal down at home. The same thing could even happen here! The most important thing is that we play with strength and determination, so we can come away with our heads held high. How we play tomorrow can motivate us for the rest of the season, as we still have Serie A and the TIM Cup to play for.”
MINDSET FOR MADRID TEST
“The team has trained well and we have to play tomorrow’s match without thinking about what we can and can’t do. We know that we have a slim chance of going through, but we have to do everything we can to try and make it happen and we will also need a bit of luck on the night.
“Zidane has a lot of experience so I know that Real Madrid are going to be focused, but we have to think about what we are going to do and not about them. We need to be stronger in defence tomorrow, that is something we have lacked at times these past few months. The game isn’t going to be resolved in 20 minutes or so. We will have to be patient and see what happens throughout the match.
“Higuain will start up top tomorrow night alongside two from Mandzukic, Cuadrado and Douglas Costa.”