TURIN, ITALY - DECEMBER 15: Cristiano Ronaldo (C) of Juventus celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot with team mates during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on December 15, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Emre Can recently revealed that Juventus players are aware of their fans’ desire to end the Champions League wait.

The Bianconeri are considered one of the favourites to lift the Champions League this season after signing former Madrid maestro Ronaldo.

However, they need to overcome Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in one of the most difficult fixtures of the last 16.

Nonetheless, the German midfielder told Football Italia: “I lost the Champions League Final against Ronaldo last season. This year I want to win it with him.

“I’ve heard many times in Italy our fans say we have to win the Champions League. The fans can’t wait for it to happen. Of course, we can’t either.

“It’ll be very difficult against Atletico Madrid, who are one of the best teams we could’ve drawn.

“They’re a tough team who defend very well and it’s difficult to play against them but we’re Juventus, we have to believe in ourselves and try to win.”

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 20: Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on February 20, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Diego Costa will miss the second leg of the UCL Round of 16

The Brazilian veteran striker received an early yellow card today and will not play in the next match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

Emre Can equally gave an insight on the race for the Scudetto with Juve coasting home with a nine-point gap at the summit.

“I hear we’re already champions of Italy. Juventus have the chance to win their eighth Scudetto in a row, but it’s always difficult to do so.

“A lot of hard work goes into it. The Scudetto is our first objective, but of course, there’s also the Champions League.

“It’s great to play with Ronaldo, everyone would like to have him on their team. He’s a champion on the field and a very good guy off it.

“He always makes himself available and you learn so much from him. He fires up the whole team and club.”