Gigi Buffon assured Juventus do not expect to just “defend and keep a clean sheet” against Real Madrid. “We mustn’t have regrets.”
Tonight’s tie is their chance to reach the Champions League Final for the first time in 12 years and Juve have the advantage after winning the first leg 2-1.
“When you step into these monuments of football lore, it really takes on a different dimension,” the ‘keeper told Sky Sport Italia in the Bernabeu.
“This aura will also be one of the components we must face in the best way possible. We mustn’t leave here with regrets.
“Real Madrid were very unlucky in their last Liga game, as I think if they played that another nine times, they’d win every one.
“Tonight we’ll have to allow Real something, but I am sure we’ll be able to hurt them too. It’s frankly unlikely to think we could come here and do nothing but defend to keep a clean sheet.
“Will I be the protagonist of the game? I hope to be a protagonist along with my teammates, as if we get a positive result then all of us will be protagonists.
“What really matters is reaching the Final.”winners, 6 x Italian Supercup winners, 1 x Cup Winners’ Cup winners, 3 x UEFA Cup winners, 2 x UEFA Supercup winners, 2 x Intercontinental Cup winners.