Abbiati admits he didnâ€™t have to sweat against Barcelona, not really making a save.
â€śI was sweaty with tension! These games are always unpredictable, but we are all happy to have achieved a great victory against a huge team,â€ť he said of the 2-0 Champions League triumph.
â€śWe made it very difficult for Barcelona, as we couldâ€™ve also scored in the first half. We prepared well for this game and the Coach told us exactly what to do. I compliment my teammates, as even the strikers came back to help out and put Barcelona under pressure.
â€śWe were all very concentrated and didnâ€™t allow BarĂ§a any opportunities, then did well to go on the counter,â€ť Abbiati told Mediaset.
â€śWe knew Barcelona would keep possession, so adapted to that and focused on blocking off their through passes.
â€śThey are very good at pushing up the midfielders, so that was what we were worried about. They donâ€™t generally shoot from distance, though we forced them into it towards the end.
â€śAt the Camp Nou itâ€™s going to be another battle.â€ť