Published on: 06 September 2022

"The Champions League group stage now begins and 10 points are needed to qualify for the next stage. Juventus will certainly play a great game from a technical point of view. It's a beautiful and great match to play in and will be a wonderful evening, the fact we're here to play in this type of match is a source of pride for all of us. We'll be playing against the number one favourite in my opinion. Leonardo Bonucci, Adrien Rabiot, Dušan Vlahović and Mattia Perin will play from the first minute, whilst the others I've yet to decide. We have to play as a team and the management of the ball will be very important and we can't allow them any space because they are very good when the pitch is open. This morning Paul Pogba trained for only the second time, he stopped and decided to undergo surgery. We will realistically have him available in January."

"We arrive in Paris with the awareness and the will to play a great match. We will play against great players, these matches must be approached with a sense of fun. The match is both a beautiful and complicated one. We must all be ready. Not having Angel Di Maria here is an important loss for us, for both the experience and for all that he represents when he is on the pitch. Leandro Paredes is a player with personality. The two of them are two important signings that increase the international experience and the character of the team. We have changed a lot of players this year, finding the winning mentality is neither easy nor fast. I have a lot of faith in my teammates, the quality of Juventus will gradually emerge."

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