Tuesday November 30 2010
Pepe and Marchisio set for Polish test

Juventus duo Simone Pepe and Claudio Marchisio have underlined their intention to beat Lech Poznan in the Europa League tomorrow evening.

The Bianconeri have a great chance to qualify for the next round of the competition and consider their trip to Poland to be fundamental for their season.

"I hear that we are talking about the Scudetto and qualification for the next Champions League," said Pepe. "But we must think about what we have now and not about next year.

"The Europa League is not a burden for us. We care about going forward.

It's true that we haven't put on great performances in the competition, but if we are still in the running it means that the other teams haven't being doing well either.

"We want to win against Lech and qualify."

Marchisio also feels the match presents Juventus with an opportunity to get over Saturday's 1-1 draw with Fiorentina.

"We were a little down, but the spirit within the camp has come back quickly. We're in good physical condition so we are ready for a game that will be anything but easy in a very intense atmosphere.

"The climatic conditions mustn't affect us. Juventus' character is stronger than the cold."