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Conte to change tack for Bayern clash

SoccerNews in Serie A 9 Apr 2013

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Juventus coach Antonio Conte says his team will have to change the way they play in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich.

The Serie A leaders lost 2-0 in the first leg of the tie in Germany to the newly-crowned Bundesliga champions and have to overturn the deficit if they are to progress to the semi-finals.

“They showed all their strength in the first leg. We have the desire and the serenity to face this second leg, but we also want to play differently to the way we played last week,” he said.

“We’ll try to play like Juve, aware that we’re playing a very strong Bayern, but this gives us even more stimulation and even more motivation to try to pull it off.”

Conte added that Juventus are well on their way to replicating the success Bayern have had in recent years and are looking to emulate the German giants.

“If you want to find a skyscraper which is already constructed, then that is Bayern. Let’s say that we are a third of the way to building our own skyscraper,” he said.

Meanwhile, Giorgio Chiellini said his team believe they have enough in them to overturn the two-goal deficit.

The Italy defender insists his side have the confidence and motivation to win the tie to progress to the last four of Europe’s premier club competition.

“We want to play a great game, we believe in our chances and we’ll believe in it to the end. We will leave the field without any regrets, whatever happens,” he said.

“We know we’re up against a great side, but we know we can do well, too.

“We’re very motivated to turn it around, everybody wants to. We can feel it in the city and now it’s up to us to deliver.”

The last meeting between the two sides in Turin was in 2009 when Bayern emerged as 4-1 winners.

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