Andrea Barzagli admits “Bayern Munich proved they are stronger than Juventus, but we can work hard to reach their level.”
The Bianconeri crashed out of the Champions League quarter-finals 4-0 on aggregate , losing both legs 2-0 to last season’s beaten Finalists.
“We certainly played better than the first leg, but Bayern proved they are a very strong side and one stronger than us,” Barzagli told Mediaset.
“We need to improve in order to reach their level and maybe by working hard we can get there.
“This was our first Champions League in many years, for some of us the first full stop. Bayern have been at this level for five or six years, but we are just dipping our toes in.
“We played with great fans and we thank them for supporting us. Now we have to end the season well.
“It’s a shame we were unable to give them something to celebrate, but it was wonderful to receive applause even after a defeat.”
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