Juve players are aware of fans craving for UCL glory- Can

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.”

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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.”

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