“We suffered at the start”- Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, after 1-0 Champions League victory over Chelsea

Wojciech Szczesny assures Juventus ‘really enjoyed defending’ in their 1-0 Champions League victory over Chelsea, in which he barely had a save to make.

For all their possession, the reigning Champions of Europe had one shot on target, otherwise firing over with Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz headers.

“We suffered at the start, but didn’t really allow Chelsea any scoring opportunities, despite the fact they are one of the best teams in Europe,” Szczesny told JTV.

“This was a victory earned with spirit, with character. We really enjoyed defending, sitting deep, allowing Chelsea to keep the ball, but constantly controlling every situation that developed.”

It was this kind of digging deep and fighting for the result attitude that Max Allegri had been calling for all season.

“The spirit we saw today was not present at the start of the campaign. We made banal errors in the past, myself included.”