Friday November 24 2017
Benatia issues Juve warning

Medhi Benatia has warned Juventus that “if we don’t beat Olympiakos, it means we don’t deserve” to qualify for the Champions League last 16.

Juve go into their final group game second and a point clear of Sporting CP, who face the daunting task of a trip to Barcelona, making a victory over Olympiacos not necessary for the knockout stages.

Nonetheless, Benatia told Gazzetta dello Sport: “It’s all very simple: if we don’t beat Olympiakos, it means we don’t deserve go through.

“The numbers are clear: we’ve conceded so many goals since the start of the season, and for a team like ours, it’s not normal.

“But it’s not just about defence because we all defend together. How do we try to maintain constant concentration? We just have to go back to being solid and play with our usual attitude.

“That’s what made us win in the first place. It was the case for me last season but, above all, for others over the years.”

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