‘We didn’t have much luck’: Juventus legend Pavel Nedved concerned after the club draw Atletico Madrid in the Champions League
- The draw for the last-16 of the Champions League took place on Monday
- Juventus will face Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the first knockout round
- Former Juventus midfielder Pavel Nedved has lamented the club’s misfortune
- The Juve director was representing the club at the draw in Nyon, Switzerland
Juventus legend Pavel Nedved has bemoaned the club’s luck after Monday’s Champions League draw handed them a difficult last-16 showdown with Atletico Madrid.
The Italian giants are hoping to win Europe’s premier competition for the first time since 1996.
They have been almost unstoppable domestically so far this term, an already strong squad bolstered by the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, but club director Nedved was somewhat downbeat after being paired with the Spanish side.
Pavel Nedved looks on during the Champions League draw in Nyon on Monday morning
The Italian champions will face Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the first knockout round
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‘We didn’t have much luck,’ the 46-year-old said, having represented The Old Lady at the draw in Nyon.
‘Atletico are a difficult side to face, they are more of an Italian-style team than European.
‘They have a strong defence that plays well together, and they know how to play into the forwards with (Antoine) Griezmann and others.
‘I foresee two very even matches, with few goals. We have drawn the strongest possible opponent, but there is no problem.
‘Cristiano may be the man of the Champions League, but the whole team is strong and we can be confident in our ability to qualify for the quarter-finals.’
Nedved lamented The Old Lady’s misfortune after being handed a difficult last-16 tie