Massimiliano Allegri has stated that his team Juventus are better prepared than ever to face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final, largely thanks to their defeat against the same team in the final last season.
“Of course, we have watched the final again several times, and I would say that the team, especially in Europe but also in Serie A, has improved a lot, especially in managing the difficult moments during the match. It was a very important lesson to grow and to improve, we had a good first half and then in the second half we should have managed the ball much better and we had to deal with it in a calmer way.
“That’s something that influenced us. From a psychological view the team has certainly made huge strides since then. The important thing is to stay very focused and stay in the match without giving anything up.”