Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny says he hopes to face a Premier League aspect within the Champions League’s spherical of 16.
Former Arsenal keeper Szczesny, 27, made his Bianconeri debut within the Champions League within the 2-Zero win over Olympiakos on Tuesday, a end result that secured second place of their group behind Barcelona and a spot in Monday’s draw for the knockout stage.
Juve have six doable opponents in that draw, and 4 of them — Tottenham, Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United and Liverpool — are English. Juve might additionally get Besiktas or Paris Saint-Germain, however Szczesny informed his membership’s official web site: “I hope that we draw an English workforce.
“I would actually prefer it if we might win a giant sport in England.”
Juve could also be one of many sides the Premier League golf equipment who topped their teams would favor to keep away from within the draw, with the Italian champions having reached two of the previous three finals.
“We’re one of many strongest groups in Europe and we do not concern anybody,” Szczesny mentioned.
For now, Juve should concentrate on Serie A, with a sport towards league leaders Inter Milan on Saturday after which a gathering with Roma on Dec. 23.
“We have two large matches developing at dwelling towards Inter and Roma and these are the video games that get you additional motivated and we have now to win each of them — we’re Juventus,” he mentioned.
“We’re anticipating an enchanting tussle towards Inter this Saturday. It will likely be very tough, however we’re assured.
“We’ve not conceded a single aim in our final 4 video games and this is a vital platform for us to win matches, as we have loads of firepower up entrance.”
Ben Gladwell stories on Serie A, the Italian nationwide workforce and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Affiliation. @UEFAcomBenG.