Saturday December 28 2019
Deschamps: 'Hope Juve win Champions'

France boss Didier Deschamps hopes his old side Juventus can win the Champions League this season. “They’ve had this objective for many years now.”

Deschamps played for The Old Lady from 1994 to 1999, and was a part of the squad the last time they won the competition in 1996.

The former Monaco coach is in Dubai at the Globe Soccer Awards and says he would like the Bianconeri to finally win it again.

“Like seven or eight other teams, they start the Champions League to win it. It’s a legitimate objective for Juve, but only one team can win it.

“Juve have had this goal for many years, and I hope they do it. The quality is there, but there are other strong sides that can win it, we will see,” said Deschamps.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal defeated Deschamps’ France in the final of Euro 2016, but the former midfielder has nothing but respect for the Juve striker.

“He is a great champion that can maintain such high levels for many years. He has this hunger to win and to score goals.

“Ronaldo is a great professional. He’s a decisive player, he doesn’t run maybe as much as he did four or five years ago, but he runs better.

“When you have a player like that in your team, you know he can make a difference at any time.”