Wednesday April 2 2014
Garde: 'Juve are a mountain'

Lyon Coach Remi Garde said Juventus are like “a mountain” to climb in tomorrow’s Europa League quarter-final.

The first leg is at the Stade de Gerland on Thursday at 20.05 UK time (19.05 GMT).

“We are confronted with a mountain, so it will take the perfect game,” said Garde in his Press conference.

“Juve have the players for a Champions League quarter-final, let alone one in the Europa League. Our players can’t wait to enjoy this moment in the spotlight, their little chance to shine.

“We must adapt our style of play to that of Juventus, because the level of quality in Europe is much higher than in France.”

Garde was asked whether he saw similarities between Juve and Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

“They are identical teams in the way they dominate everyone in their respective Leagues. They are both packed with champions.

“Carlos Tevez is a constant danger. Antonio Conte is doing great work and knows how to make his team play well.

“It will be our 52nd game of the season, but I won’t make calculations or rotate my squad. The best available players will start.”

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