Bernardeschi: ‘Juve needed belief’

Federico Bernardeschi reveals “belief in ourselves is what we needed” for Juventus to overcome a 2-0 first leg defeat and eliminate Atletico Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick in Turin to send the Bianconeri through to the Champions League quarter-finals, 3-2 on aggregate.

Federico Bernardeschi reveals “belief in ourselves is what we needed” for Juventus to overcome a 2-0 first leg defeat and eliminate Atletico Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick in Turin to send the Bianconeri through to the Champions League quarter-finals, 3-2 on aggregate.

“The whole team was extraordinary in every way, including character and belief. It was the belief in ourselves that we needed, to believe we could do it,” the Italy international told Sky Sport Italia.

“It’s not good to get a slap in the face and it would’ve been easier to start without a 2-0 deficit, but we always believed anyway over the last three weeks, despite everything.

“We worked together and every day the belief grew within the squad. In the end, that’s what happened.”

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