Friday December 13 2013
Barzagli: All thoughts on Sassuolo

Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli has claimed that his team are now focused on the match with Sassuolo at the weekend.

The Bianconeri were knocked out of the Champions League during the week, going down 1-0 to Galatasaray in Istanbul.

But the centre-back has urged his men to concentrate on the challenge posed by the promoted club on Sunday.

“We face a team who have some interesting young players,” he told Juve TV. “They’ve already got good results against Roma and Napoli.

“In those matches they demonstrated that they can play football.

“We don’t want any surprises, so we’re going to have to give 100 per cent if we want to win.”

Barzagli then commented on the match against the Turkish side, and what winning the Europa League would mean to the Old Lady, with the final at their home ground.

“It was a strange game played on a pitch that was virtually impossible to play on.

“At times you just couldn’t run with the ball.

“We’re not thinking about the Europa League final at the moment. It’s still too early to be turning our attention to that.

“Of course, playing in Turin in the final is a goal of ours.”