Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes, believes her team will be welcome to a tense atmosphere in Turin when they take on Juventus in a Uefa Women’s Champions League game.
The London based club reached the final of the competition last season only to suffer a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Barcelona, Hayes’ side have not had a flawless start to the new campaign.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to come to Turin to play Juventus. We expect a crowd, expect a tense atmosphere.” Hayes said.
Hayes side come up against a familiar face from London, Joe Montemurro. Montemurro left Arsenal to take over at the Italian side in the summer.
“This is Italy, it’s an amazing place to play football and an opponent we haven’t played in the Champions League yet, so I think intrigue and interest, but a coach that I know very well and I’m looking forward to seeing Joe tomorrow in what is always an epic battle between us both.”
“It’s just another great game, we’ve already had good tests so far,” she said. “I know we’ve got a dressing room that are really enjoying playing in the Champions League and we’re just looking forward to pitting ourselves against the top team in Italy.”
“I certainly get the most joy from playing against teams I don’t know too much about. Obviously I know Joe and I’m looking forward to seeing him tomorrow and saying ‘Hi’ and I’m sure he’ll bring a lot of success.” Hayes concluded.
Chelsea Women came from two goals down to snatch an equaliser in the second minute of added time against Wolfsburg, 3-3 it ended at Kingsmeadow in their opening game.
Juventus Women open their Women’s Champions League group stage with a 3-0 win over Swiss champions Servette.
All the matches will be shown for free on DAZN’s Youtube channel which you can access here.