Manuel Locatelli wants Juventus to put their disappointing exit from the Champions League in the group stage behind them and play the Europa League to win it.
The Bianconeri were eliminated from the UCL with one group stage game remaining after losing to every club in their group.
PSG beat them 2-1 last night in Turin, but Max Allegri’s men finished the UCL campaign in the Europa League spot.
It’s not a competition Juve are used to competing in, but they have to give their best now that they’ve been relegated there.
Locatelli admits they were below average in the UCL, but he hopes they all go ahead and do well in the Europa League.
The midfielder said via Calciomercato:
“We lost, we are happy in the middle, we wanted to go through but the past is over. We have to roll up our sleeves and play the Europa League as an important competition”.
Juve FC says
We have to show that we are a top club in the Europa League and it will be great if we win.
Playing in the competition means we retain the chance to win at least one of the four trophies this season, so we just have to do our best.