Tuesday April 9 2013
Chiellini: 'Juve have studied Bayern'

Giorgio Chiellini claims Juventus have studied Bayern Munich and will “counter-act their pressing game” in Turin.

“There is great enthusiasm,” said the defender in the Press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League quarter-final.

“We believe in qualification and we want to fight all the way. We want to leave the field without regrets, aware that we gave our all.

“We really want to experience a wonderful evening. In the city you can sense the desire the fans have to achieve something remarkable. The crowd will help us to put in a great performance.

“It would be crazy to surge forward and give Bayern the opportunity to counter-attack. There’s no danger we will leave ourselves open.

“Bayern did very well when pressing us in the first leg, not just on the defenders but also the midfield passes. There was a big difference between the teams in terms of intensity.

“We watched the game back and studied it carefully together. We all know that we have to counter-act their pressing game. It will require a different attitude.”

Chiellini was asked about Bayern Munich Honorary President Franz Beckenbauer’s controversial comments, suggesting Gigi Buffon “looked like a pensioner” in the first leg.

“Gigi was not affected by Beckenbauer’s comments. We can’t wait to get on to the pitch tomorrow.”