Claudio Marchisio is refusing to dwell too much on Chelsea’s late winner against Shakhtar Donetsk. “A Juventus victory was what mattered.”
The Old Lady demolished Nordsjaelland 4-0 on Wednesday, but they still remain third in the group after the London club grabbed a dramatic 3-2 victory in their tie.
“A 2-2 draw would have been a better result for us, but we required a victory and that’s exactly what we got,” the midfielder noted.
“Our ambitions haven’t changed. With desire and concentration, we’ll give it a good go against Chelsea – knowing that we’ve also got the Shakhtar game remaining.
“We want to go through.”
It was a special night for the Turin-native as he grabbed the opener which was his debut goal in the Champions League.
“I’m happy about scoring my first goal in Europe, but above all for the result we got,” he commented.
Juventus entertain Chelsea on November 20 before finishing the group with an away game in Ukraine. They’ll need four points from their next two games to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.
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