Arturo Vidal and Fabio Quagliarella praised Juventus' resolve after they fought back from two goals down to earn a point against Chelsea.After Oscar had put Chelsea two goals ahead inside the opening 33 minutes of the Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge, the Serie A champions dug deep to claim a respectable point and striker Quagliarella spoke of his delight at their strength of character.
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel lamented his part in a collective switching-off as his side let Juventus back in for a 2-2 draw.Last season's winners started their defence well, going 2-0 up with quick-fire goals from Brazilian attacker Oscar.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo said his side were 'deflated' after being held to a 2-2 Champions League draw by Juventus on Wednesday.Despite a first-half double from Brazilian midfielder Oscar, the reigning champions were unable to hold onto their advantage.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech said the Champions League holders will expect a fired up Juventus as they open their title defence.The meeting with the Italian champions will be the west Londoners' first game in the competition since they defeated Bayern Munich to lift the European Cup for the first time in May.
Gianluigi Buffon has stressed that the time has come for Juventus to prove they have what it takes to shine in the Champions League.The Serie A champions are seen by many as one of the dark horses to win the competition, and the goalkeeper wants his team to step up to the plate in their first-up Group E clash against Chelsea.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo says his side must focus on the current Champions League campaign rather than dwelling on last season.The Italian is determined to repeat the feat this term, but when quizzed on what the European win meant to him, he insisted it was not on his mind.
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel believes his team have what it takes to defend their Champions League crown.The Blues claimed an unlikely victory in Europe's premier club competition last season, defeating favourites Barcelona before edging out Bayern Munich in the final.
Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic says the Serie A champions hold no fears over their Champions League clash with Chelsea on Wednesday.Chelsea won the Champions League in May and currently lead the Premier League, but Vucinic feels the west London side are a weaker proposition than they were last term.
Chelsea begin the defence of their UEFA Champions League title with a tough Group E fixture against Italian outfit Juventus on Wednesday.Chelsea - who were not at their best in the English Premier League throughout last season - surprised the football world with a series of terrific aggregate wins in the competition before defeating Bayern Munich on penalties in the final.
Brazilian Oscar says playing in the Champions League will be 'a dream come true' should he play in Chelsea's clash with Juventus on Wednesday.The 21-year-old, who is yet to make a competitive start for the west Londoners, admitted the chance to play in Europe was a big pull in his decision to join Roberto Di Matteo's side.
|20-09||Vidal, Quagliarella thrilled with comeback|
|20-09||Mikel: ´We switched off´|
|20-09||Di Matteo disappointed with Juve draw|
|19-09||Cech anticipates hungry Juve|
|19-09||Buffon: Juventus must step up|
|19-09||Di Matteo: Focus on the now|
|18-09||Mikel underlines Chelsea belief|
|18-09||Vucinic ready for Chelsea test|
|18-09||UEFA Champions League Group E preview: Holders visit returning Juve|
|16-09||Oscar relishing Champions League dream|