Thursday September 20 2012
Lichtsteiner: This is our stage

The Champions League is the right competition for Italian giants Juventus, Stephan Lichtsteiner has insisted.

The right-sided wing-back made that claim after Wednesday’s impressive 2-2 draw in London against European Cup holders Chelsea.

“We have shown that we are good enough to play in this Champions League,” he stated. “We are a side with character because it wasn’t easy to pick ourselves up after going 2-0 down.

“We had an important chance after about half an hour before Oscar got those two goals. However, we didn’t play too bad in the first part of the game either.”

Lichtsteiner was again asked to make an impact at the back and up front, as well as keeping an eye on Eden Hazard.

“I’m in good shape,” he stated. “It’s not easy to play as a fifth defender and a fourth attacker. It’s normal to be tired at the end of the game. I had Hazard on my flank and it was important to limit his impact.”

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