Juventus defender Barzagli up for Celtic battle

Andrea Barzagli suggests he and his Juventus teammates are prepared to go to war with Celtic.

Andrea Barzagli suggests he and his Juventus teammates are prepared to go to war with Celtic.

The Italian champions take on the Bhoys at Parklhead in the Champions League Round of 6 first leg on Tuesday and the 31-year old Italy international insists they are right up for a hard-fought scrap.

“We know Celtic will fight for everything and try and keep the tempo of the match very high,” he said following the weekend’s 2-0 victory over Fiorentina.

“That is their style and it can be effective.

“But we want to play exactly the same kind of game we played against Fiorentina.

“We aim to be in control of possession and try to dominate throughout. We know it will not be easy but we feel we are capable.

“We don’t have any fear about going to Celtic Park. We are aware they are a strong side, especially in their own stadium.

“But we will work on every detail of our game and be very well prepared for the challenge that is ahead.”

 
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