Wednesday February 26 2020
Szczesny: 'Juventus can turn it around'

Wojciech Szczesny maintains the 1-0 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais is not a disaster for Juventus. “It’s a result we can overturn in the second leg.”

The Bianconeri were beaten by a Lucas Tousart goal on the Houssem Aouar pull-back from the by-line.

“We got the first half completely wrong, without aggression or organisation. We sorted it out in the second, but it wasn’t enough. This is nonetheless a result we can overturn in the second leg,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.

“We paid with a defeat today, but the second half bodes well and we have to push forward.”

Matthijs de Ligt was off the field for treatment on a head wound when Lucas Tousart scored the goal.

“Being a man down clearly didn’t help, but we should’ve prevented the ball getting to the by-line in the first place. Once they get into that position, there can be a ricochet or anything, it’s before that we made the mistake.”

There were other chances for Lyon, for example on set plays when Karl Toko-Ekambi hit the crossbar with a header.

“It’s true that Rodrigo Bentancur was anticipated on the corner, but that can happen when defending zonally. It was not a lack of concentration.

“There were some misunderstandings in defence in other occasions and fortunately they didn’t score, because 2-0 would’ve been tougher.”

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