As Juventus prepare to face Portuguese giants Benfica within the Champions League this evening, full-back Alex Sandro spoke about the importance of the fixture within the media.
As it stands, the Bianconeri currently sit in third within Group H with a total of three points, five points adrift from Schmidt’s side. A defeat on the road this evening would confirm the Old Lady’s exit from the continental tournament, leading to an immense amount of discouragement within the club.
Speaking in the press, as relayed by Tuttomercatoweb, the 31 year-old Brazlian international touched upon the importance of securing all three points this evening and playing well:
We know that the only result that counts is victory. We came here to win, we are improving and we can no longer afford mistakes.
We want to show our best, we want to give our best and win the game.
I played here when I was at Porto, I know some of their players. It’s going to be a tough game, but are prepared and ready, we know we’ll put in a good performance.”