25 February 2020
Ahead of tomorrow evening’s clash at Groupama Stadium in Lyon, Mister Sarri and Leonardo Bonucci previewed the Round of 16 fixture.
“In Italy, we have the obligation and responsibility to win. In Europe, we are among the 10 teams with this objective. It isn’t easy to get into Italian football. Rabiot is growing a lot. He leaves us with the feeling that he still has something more to offer. His journey is improving, and we are very proud. Lyon is a technical team with elements of acceleration and physicality. They are dangerous team; therefore, we need to play well. We have a varied midfield in terms of the level of characteristics. Tomorrow’s game is difficult to interpret dynamism is needed from one of our three midfielders. Cristiano Ronaldo is a player who is admired everywhere in the world. His numbers speak for themselves. He is a player who goes above and beyond and he is in a good physical and mental condition. It is very important that Sami Khedira and Douglas Costa are back in the group. It's nice to know you can rely on them at this stage of the season."
“Juve come into this game motivated and enthusiastic. We are ready for a great game against a great team. To have Chiellini back is great news for the whole of Juve. He is a great symbol and a great leader. He is a great symbol and great leader from whom we all learn so much. This city has great memories for us as Juve and with the Azzurri. It is the right place to demonstrate that, when the right moment arrives, we are here. We are ready for this part of the season with great hunger to get to the end of each competition. I am very positive. The trainings are helping us to improve and it is becoming easier to mirror what we do there on the field. Even today’s training left me eager for tomorrow. I have the responsibility to help the youngsters. With De Ligt we are improving a lot in our communication.”