Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has hinted he will try to keep Bayern Munich from scoring and possibly get a goalless draw if they cannot win in their round of 16, first leg Champions League clash on Tuesday night.
The Old Lady host Bayern at the Juventus Stadium in Turin in a mouthwatering fixture and while he says he expects a lot of goals in the game, Allegri says it is better to play a 0-0 draw at home than risking too much and conceding at home.
He said: “Last year I got millions of insults when I said 0-0 was a good result – 0-0 is a great result at home. It’s important we go there with two results which can get us through, because away goals count double. It’s unlikely that it will finish 0-0. I foresee lots of goals,” he told the UEFA official website.
He went on to state that they must play a good defensive game, while admitting that it will be difficult to stop the German champions from playing their all attacking style.
“Bayern have a way of playing and I doubt they are going to change that. We’ve got to play a great game in defence but above all be very good at relieving the pressure when we get possession. We’ve got to be on their level technically and tactically.
“We deserved to reach the last 16, but this fixture is more like a semi-final.”
The game comes on Tuesday night, while Arsenal will also host Barcelona.