Matri: Juventus must recharge batteries ahead of Bayern

The attacker, who netted the winner in Saturday’s encounter, has made it clear the Turin side need some time to recover from their efforts in the Derby d’Italia

Alessandro Matri has admitted Saturday afternoon’s Serie A win over Inter has cost Juventus a lot of energy ahead of next week’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich – who went on to win 9-2 against Hamburg.

The reigning Italian champions recorded a 2-1 away win over the Nerazzurri to make amends for their home loss earlier this season, but victory did not come easy for Juve.

“Today’s game took a lot out of us and we need to recharge our batteries ahead of Munich,” Matri was quoted as saying on the official Juventus website.

“We’ll have a warm-down tomorrow then on Monday we’ll train specifically with Tuesday’s game in mind.”

The attacker then went on to voice his delight with Saturday’s victory as he feels it was a crucial win in the hunt for the Scudetto.

“It was a big win for us and we played at a high tempo right from the off,” he continued.

“We’ve picked up three crucial points for the league table and now we’re focused on Bayern.”

Juventus currently hold a 11-point lead over second-placed AC Milan, with Napoli to play Torino on Saturday night.

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