Champions League: Juventus Thrashed Barcelona As Paulo Dybala Shines
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 18, 2017,
Apr 18, 2017, 18:59
We know the first half wasn't flawless, we need to lift our heads up and start planning for the next challenge.
He added: "Our second half was much better".
The defeat at Juventus followed a 2-0 reverse at Malaga in La Liga last weekend, which has left the Spanish champions three points behind Real Madrid at the top of the table.
"I can not say what percentage our chances of progressing are".
"We had several chances in the first half, moving the ball around and forcing them to shift, but we got a bit too greedy for an extra pass". "But now he needs to prove his class on a regular basis - he needs to show that he deserves the expectations we have for him".
He praised his side for what he described as their "lethal performance" against Barcelona, which has put them within sight of a place in the Champions League semifinals.
Rio Ferdinand has slammed Barcelona after their shock defeat to Juventus, branding half of the team as unfit to wear the club's shirt. "I understand the comparisons and expectations on me but I do not want to be the new Messi or the Messi of the future".
"As a child I dreamed of moments like this", Dybala told Mediaset Premium after the final whistle.
A massive prospect by most estimates, Paulo Dybala is skilful, hard-working and a brilliant dribbler; he confirmed that his finishing is pretty incredible, too, with two goals against Barcelona.
"I'm always grateful when they talk about me and when they say these things, but I think it's a bit early", Dybala said. It's a shame because I saw the players with the intention to compete and to fight for the Champions League, but we've once again made errors.
Barcelona have been underwhelming this season losing to Malaga in the weekend and then conceding two goals by halftime against Juventus on Tuesday.
"If we do what we have done [in the past], we will get back into the tie, but it is impossible".
"I was talking with friends and after a game like that you come home and you always suspect that it's not over".