Juventus striker Carlos Tevez admits he ‘did not expect’ a Champions League semi-final, but wants to win the competition.
The Bianconeri face Real Madrid tonight in the first leg of their first Last Four appearance in the competition since 2003.
“I didn’t expect a semi-final,” Tevez admitted in the pre-match Press conference.
“I expected to win the League, and we wanted to fight as much as possible for the Champions League.
“[Coach Max] Allegri, [President Andrea] Agnelli and the entire hierarchy have demonstrated that they are all very serious and want to win the Champions League together.
“I think it will be a very difficult semi-final, I believe it’s wide-open, the two games will be very hard-fought and open.
“I don’t think it’s a semi-final in which there are favourites, whoever makes fewer mistakes will win the game.”
The Argentinian international also took the time to talk-up his striker partner Alvaro Morata, who will be facing his former side tomorrow.
“I believe that Alvaro has grown enormously in the last four or five months, he’s grown in confidence and he’s ready to play a game of this level.
“I think he’s a great player and he certainly won’t be overawed by the game.”
Finally, Tevez adressed questions about his violin celebration against Fiorentina, seen by most as a dig at Roma Coach Rudi Garcia.
“No, my daughter likes the violin,” Tevez smiled.
“That’s why I did it.”