Friday May 2 2014
Llorente: We deserved more

Fernando Llorente believes that Juventus ‘deserved more’ after crashing out of the Europa League.

The Bianconeri could only draw 0-0 with Benfica on Thursday evening, exiting the competition 2-1 on aggregate at the Last Four stage.

But the Spanish striker has insisted that his men can’t feel sorry for themselves, ahead of a crucial League clash with Atalanta.

“We gave everything in the Europa League this year,” he told Juve TV.

“It's a pity we couldn’t make the final - we deserved more than we got.

“But I would like to thank the fans, they were truly incredible last night. The atmosphere produced by the fans is fantastic, they always help us.”

The former Athletic Bilbao man then commented on his own personal season, and Monday’s match with La Dea.

“15 goals represent a decent haul for me, but you can always improve. I always aim to do better.

“We need to pick ourselves up straightaway after yesterday’s defeat, we've got an extremely important game ahead of us on Monday.

“Atalanta won't be an easy game. We need to try and put in a top performance and get back amongst the goals.

“It's not easy in the League, many teams have caused us problems, but so far we've done really well.”

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