‘Play for pride,’ rallies Chiellini

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has called on his teammates to ‘play for pride’ in the second leg of their Champions League tie with Real Madrid.

The Bianconeri trail 3-0 from the first leg and face an uphill task to progress to the semi-finals of the competition after their defeat last week.

“For long stretches of the first leg we would have deserved much more than a draw but instead we found ourselves two goals down and a man less,” Chiellini is cited as saying by the Juventus website.

“We're not crying about what happened, and we go to Madrid with the desire to play a good game.

“In football and in life you never know what can happen, and to go there and put on a good display, even in view of next year, would be important.”

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