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Juventus 'confident' for return leg against Tottenham - Bernardeschi

Juventus 'confident' for return leg against Tottenham - Bernardeschi
From ESPN - February 14, 2018

Federico Bernardeschi said Juventus' Champions League tie with Tottenham Hotspur is far from over despite his side relinquishing a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Italian champions must win in London on March 7 or draw 2-2 to force extra time and possibly penalties. A draw with more goals would see them progress, but defeat or a 0-0 or 1-1 draw would send last year's finalists out.

Bernardeschi nevertheless believes the tie still has legs and insists Juve will head to Wembley Stadium in a confident mood.

"We played a great game against strong opponents and it's a pity we only drew, but there is still a second leg and we go there knowing that we can still win," Bernardeschi told Mediaset. "It was only natural that we would suffer after going 2-0 up. We were never going to be able to keep that rhythm up for the whole game and we knew they would have to come at us too.

"You have to suffer from time to time, but we did well and had intensity. It's a pity we conceded the 2-2, which we did not deserve, but we are confident for the return leg."

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