Thursday February 7 2019
Emre Can 'can't wait' to win CL

Emre Can insists the Juventus players are aware of their fans’ desire for the Champions League and ‘can’t wait’ to win it either.

Juve are among the favourites to lift the Champions League this season after signing Cristiano Ronaldo from holders Real Madrid but must overcome Atletico Madrid in the last 16 first.

Nonetheless, the former Liverpool midfielder told Sky Sport Italia: “I lost the Champions League Final against Ronaldo last season. This year I want to win it with him.

“I’ve heard many times in Italy our fans say we have to win the Champions League. The fans can’t wait for it to happen. Of course, we can’t either.

“It’ll be very difficult against Atletico Madrid, who are one of the best teams we could’ve drawn.

“They’re a tough team who defend very well and it’s difficult to play against them but we’re Juventus, we have to believe in ourselves and try to win.

“I hear we’re already champions of Italy. Juventus have the chance to win their eighth Scudetto in a row, but it’s always difficult to do so.

“A lot of hard work goes into it. The Scudetto is our first objective, but of course there’s also the Champions League.

“It’s great to play with Ronaldo, everyone would like to have him on their team. He’s a champion on the field and a very good guy off it.

“He always makes himself available and you learn so much from him. He fires up the whole team and club.”

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