Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has revealed that he would like to avoid Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the second year running.
Juve were staring down the barrel of elimination at the hands of Tottenham after Son Heung-min broke the deadlock in the 39th minute to make it 3-2 on aggregate in the second leg at Wembley.
However, the Serie A outfit were a rejuvenated side after the break and the introduction of wing-backs Stephan Lichtsteiner and Kwadwo Asamoah swung the momentum in their favour.
Gonzalo Higuain pulled one back in the 64th minute and Paulo Dybala scored the deciding goal just three minutes later to send Tottenham crashing.
Asked which teams he wants to avoid in the next round, Allegri told Viasport Fotball, “The only team that I don’t want are Barcelona.
“Because, every year, Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona. Now stop!”
Allegri said Real Madrid and Barcelona remain the favourites to win the Champions League.
“People talk about Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are perhaps up there with the favourites,” he added.
“But that doesn’t mean that we’re not going to be able to compete.
“For the time being, we’re happy with where we are and happy to compete at this level.”