Andrea Barzagli is classing Juventus’ Champions League campaign as a success despite their 4-0 aggregate loss against Bayern Munich.
The Old Lady were knocked out of the competition at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday after failing to turn around a 2-0 first leg reverse.
“I think we deserve an eight out of 10,” the centre-back told Tuttosport on Friday. “That’s what I would give us for our Champions League efforts.
“Who would have thought that we would have got to the last eight at the start of the season?
“Some are talking about our double loss, about our worst losses in these years, but you can’t ignore the fact that we had a battleship like Bayern Munich in front of us.
“Bayern are a better team who have exceptional individual players at their disposal.”
Barzagli was asked for his opinion on the claim that Juventus will struggle to compete because they don’t have the necessary transfer market finances.
“These are issues for the club to discuss,” he stated. “We players just have to think about giving our all on the field of play.”
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