Leonardo Bonucci has admitted that Juventus deserve to be knocked out of the Champions League if they fail to beat Nordsjaelland.
The Bianconeri host the Danish champions on Tuesday, and the 25-year-old has conceded that his team won't be worthy of the tournament if they lose to Kasper Hjulmand's men.
“It is a game we have to win,” he told a Press conference. “Our goal is to qualify, so if we do not get three points we deserve to play in the Europa League or be excluded altogether.”
He then commented on Saturday's loss to Inter that saw their 49-match unbeaten run come to an end.
“We dominated the first 20 minutes,” he said. “But then, after that, we were not the same Juventus. We were punished by a lot of mistakes – we have to improve in attack and in possession genereally.
“When you've got the ball, the opponents can't hurt you – that's obvious.”