Leonardo Bonucci spoke to Sky Sport earlier and reiterated the thoughts of the media that the treble is not impossible. Juventus are still occupied on all three fronts and will have a very important month of May ahead.
“Achieving something like that over 180 minutes against Barcelona, without ever really being under a lot of pressure from one of the two-three best teams in the world, that means Juve can now target the Champions League,” said the defender to Sky Sport Italia.
“This is a special moment and you are at the limit. All you need is to get the approach to one game wrong and you have compromised everything that was done before.”
Tomorrow will be the draw for the semis at 12:00 CET.
“There are four sides left in the Champions League, who have proved on the pitch they are the best in Europe. Now it’s up to us to prove we are hungry enough to go all the way.”
How did Juventus qualify?
“I think it was achieved over the 180 minutes. We played fantastic attacking football in the first 45 minutes and that made the difference. Then we arrived in Barcelona fully aware that we could allow them little or nothing, creating our own chances on the counter.”
Can Juventus finally lift the historic trophy?
“We have a very good chance of reaching the Final in Cardiff and raising this trophy to the sky,” replied the defender.
“Now it’s all about the mentality, as we must keep our feet on the ground without letting ourselves get swept up by excessive enthusiasm.”
“We are in the running on all three fronts and they are within reach, so now it’s all in the mind. We must maintain our concentration for a month and a half to go all the way.
“Over the years this squad has proved it is compact and knows what it takes to achieve victory.”
Bonucci along with national team partner Giorgio Chiellini, proved too much for Barca’s MSN on the night.
“It was funny this morning when I saw the video of Chiellini giving me a slap, as some read it to be him telling me off, but that was not the case.
“Throughout the game, we gave each other pats on the back, hugs, slaps to keep the tension up for the entire 95 minutes. In that case he simply gave me a friendly ‘whack’ to fire me up, because we had earned a free kick at the 90thminute and we both live on adrenaline.”
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