Tuesday October 2 2012
Carrera: 'Juve were timid'

Massimo Carrera confessed Juventus were “a little timid” in their Champions League draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.

This 1-1 result means Juventus are the first team ever to draw eight consecutive European fixtures.

“We went out on to the field a little timid. We knew it was a difficult opponent, even if people said it would be easy,” stand-in Coach Carrera told Sky Sport Italia.

“We were tense, conceded a goal and did well to get straight back on level terms.”

Mirko Vucinic and Alessandro Matri were both substituted during the second half.

“We needed a striker who could mark Fernandinho. Vucinic and Matri did well, but they were tired, so I opted for the change.”

Chelsea and Shakhtar are joint top on four points each, followed by Juventus on two in Group E.

“We know our group is tough and we will fight it out to the end with another two teams. Every opponent is strong in the Champions League, so we must do our best to go as far as possible in this competition.”