Allegri: We can deal with Barca attack

Max Allegri is confident his team have the experience, quality and knowhow to deal with Barcelona’s ‘incredibly good strikers’.

The Italian champions held the Spanish champions to a scoreless draw in last week’s first leg in Turin and know that a similar defensive shift would see them progress into the last four.

“Barcelona have three incredibly good strikers and we’ll have to pay special attention to defending against them,” Allegri explained ahead of the tie.

“I’m sure though, that my defenders and my midfielders will be able to cope with that.

“The perfect Juventus match is the one where we qualify. On Wednesday we need to be very clear-headed and sharp. There will be times we need to attack and times to defend.

“I don’t think Barcelona’s characteristics have changed. We need to have confidence and faith in our capabilities.

“In the past I had midfielders of different characteristics, now I have attacking wingers like Juan Cuadrado and Mario Mandzukic, so the job of a Coach is to make the most of the characteristics of his players. Tomorrow is an important step for the final part of the season.”

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