Tuesday November 5 2013
Llorente: Juve have real quality

Fernando Llorente thinks Juventus will have an opportunity to underline their quality in tonight’s Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

Although they have collected just two points from three games so far – thanks to draws against Copenhagen and Galatasaray – the striker is still looking for qualification.

“We are playing at home and we must show that we are a strong side,” the summer signing from Athletic Bilbao told Onda Cero.

“Right now there are three games left and every point is vital to us.

“Against Madrid we cannot make any mistakes – we have shown that we can play a good game, like we did in the Santiago Bernabeu.”

Although happy with the club’s display in Spain two weeks ago, the Old Lady returned to Turin with a 2-1 defeat.

“The referee did not have his best day at the Bernabeu and it did penalise us,” Llorente argued. “It meant I had to be substituted off and there was anger on the sidelines.”

Llorente was used tentatively by boss Antonio Conte following his Bosman arrival, but he’s been used with regularity in recent weeks.

“I feel better every time I play,” he added. “And I want to improve with every appearance, trying to score goals and gain more and more confidence in this team.

“It is not something that is done overnight.”

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