We enjoyed defending against Chelsea, Juventus star admits

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Chelsea’s game against Juventus was one of those games where the Blues could have gone another 90 minutes and still not score a goal.

Juventus were dogged and disciplined in their defending and they ensured that the Chelsea team didn’t find space anywhere around their box.

Despite having 74% possession of the ball, Chelsea could only get one shot on target against Juventus, and there wasn’t anything to trouble Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Speaking to JTV after the game at the Allianz Stadium, Szczesny claimed Juventus ‘really enjoyed’ defending against Chelsea despite Chelsea’s fine start to the game.

“We suffered at the start, but didn’t really allow Chelsea any scoring opportunities, despite the fact they are one of the best teams in Europe,” the Juve goalkeeper said.

“This was a victory earned with spirit, with character.

“We really enjoyed defending, sitting deep, allowing Chelsea to keep the ball, but constantly controlling every situation that developed.”

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