Iniesta, Luis Enrique Upbeat as Barca Gear up for 'Second Miracle'
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 20, 2017,
Apr 20, 2017, 0:06
"We have to create a collective insane atmosphere", Luis Enrique said.
The visitors were handed a big injury boost with Dybala passed fit to play after hurting his ankle in Saturday's 2-0 win at Pescara. "The teams that don't suffer in Champions League don't deserve to be here".
However, Juve are no pushovers themselves away from home and their defense has been one of the best in the league and Europe this season. 'We can be behind any team, but at Barcelona it's always the same: We can do it. "We weren't used to coming back, but we've already done it and this helps us mentally".
However to win the war, the Italian champions must resist for 90 minutes at the Camp Nou to prevent another famous Barcelona comeback.
It might seem a tall order to pull off another stirring comeback - even for Barcelona - but the Spanish champions have scored a minimum of four goals in every home match in this season's competition and they haven't been playing Champions League novices. The side went too deep, defending most of the time, and putting pressures on their own defence. The initial concerns over Dybala's fitness were proved unfounded as he trained with the team yesterday/today, and is in good shape by all accounts.
Higuain has accepted that it will be hard for his side to keep out Barcelona's attack, but the Argentine global is confident that the Italian champions can hurt the hosts down the other end of the field. We need to be effective; we need to make chances and generate a situation in which their confidence drops and generate in our fans that mad desire to make [the stadium] bounce. (We have to) attack, attack, attack.
"I don't think Barcelona's characteristics have changed".
Allegri said: 'We need to keep our heads and find a way to score at least once. Much of the credit goes to Allegri for while his tactical intelligence knows no bounds, it his faith in the players that earned him the title of genius.
The game was postponed but Dortmund were forced to play 24 hours later. "We have to score goals; we need them".
"Dybala is fine, so is everyone, fortunately". Creating a tactically versatile side that no longer looks to react but take the initiative, the one question mark many had over the power of this team surrounded their mental strength.
Max Allegri and his players went to Munich previous year after a respectable 2-2 draw at home, then scored two early goals in the return leg before dropping too deep and allowing Bayern the opportunity to put four past them. We're totally convinced of what it is we need to do.