Thursday April 10 2014
Asamoah: 'Juve not in great shape'

Kwadwo Asamoah confirmed Juventus are “physically not in great shape” and lost their focus against Lyon.

The Bianconeri won 2-1 on the night, 3-1 on aggregate, to reach the Europa League semi-final.

“It was very important for us, as it wasn’t easy. We saw in tonight’s game that it was not simple against an opponent like Lyon, who played better than in the first leg,” the Ghanaian told Sky Sport Italia.

“We were able to do some of the things we studied in training. The tempo lowered a little and we lost concentration on the corner, so that’s where the game changed a bit.

“We kept our calm and moved the ball around patiently to keep possession, as physically we’re not in great shape, so we had to make the ball work for us.

“We are playing every three or four days, so it’s not easy.”