Wednesday October 2 2013
Mancini: 'I expect a tough battle'

Roberto Mancini expects “a tough battle” on his Galatasaray debut at the Juventus Stadium in Turin.

The Coach only signed a three-year contract to replace Fatih Terim on Monday, but his first game is tonight in the Champions League back on Italian soil. Click here for the line-ups.

“I was Juventino when I was young. It’s a wonderful stadium and I hadn’t seen it yet, but I expect it’ll be a tough battle,” he told Sky Sport Italia at pitchside.

“Unfortunately it will take a few days for me to get to know the team. I’ve seen the players in two sessions, so we hope for the best. Taffarel and Tugay know them better, so they helped me to pick the team.”

Carlos Tevez shook off an ankle injury to start against his former Manchester City Coach.

“Juve are a great team and Carlos is a great player.”