Monday October 22 2012
Laudrup relishing Juventus challenge

Andreas Laudrup of Nordsjaelland is looking forward to facing Juventus – a former club of father Michael.

The latter, now boss of Swansea City, was a player for the Old Lady in the 1980s and his son will take on the Turin giants in the Champions League on Tuesday.

“It will be a special evening for me,” stated the 21-year-old to Tuttosport. “My dad played for Juventus for four years and he has always spoken well of his time in Turin where he has happy memories.

“I don’t know whether I will start the game,” added the midfielder. “I hope I do though as facing the Bianconeri would be a dream.

“Juventus are a great side, a very great one. They are the Italian champions and they play an entertaining brand of football.”

Laudrup added that he has great admiration for Juventus and Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo.

“He’s a fantastic player with an excellent right foot,” he explained. “He is the star of the Bianconeri midfield, but also that of Italy. You could learn a lot from him.

“To play alongside him? It’ll be nice, but I don’t think that is likely. I’m young and I still need to grow. I would have to do a lot to deserve the shirt of Juventus.

“But I can’t hide the fact that I’d love to play for the same club that my father played for.”

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