Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin believes his side have to take a do-or-die approach inside their crucial UEFA Champions League meeting with Juventus on Wednesday.
La Liga champions Atletico surprisingly lost their opening group game 3-2 away to Olympiacos 14 days ago, leaving them needing victory to further improve their chances of progression towards Round of 16.
“For people this is a final,” said Godin. “We’re going to get ready for it like the big match it really is. We end up needing three points along with front your fans we’re going to you must do everything possible to have the win.”
The Uruguayan was the past man to beat Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as his header eliminated Italy in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil?. Since that time Buffon along with the Juventus defence have kept five clean sheets in making 100 percent commence to the growing season in all competitions.
“It really is clear that Juventus are showing the defensive solidity they have got had a couple of years,” said Godin. “We will should defend well and attack well gain goals. They have got were built with a great squad many different years, but this holiday season they’ve got started especially well.”
Simeone salutes Juventus
Atletico coach Diego Simeone confirmed that La http://www.mmo4pal.com/fifa-15/?palfifa Liga regular Miguel Angel Moya will continue in goal after Jan Oblak endured a difficult debut against Olympiacos. However, captain Gabi remains an essential doubt as he sat out training on Tuesday sustained an ankle injury inside 4-0 win over Sevilla for the weekend.
“I own a lot of respect and admiration for what Juventus have achieved over the last few years,” said Simeone. “They are always an extremely competitive team.
“They’ve already great players in attack and defence and make many errors. I will should play for a very high level.”