Massimiliano Allegri dismissed reports his side were like the walking dead, warning that Juventus are ready to achieve their first target of the season by reaching the Champions League last 16 against Manchester United on Wednesday.
“I read in the papers that I had eleven injured and we had dead players. It’s not true, I only have two out, really, and I hope to have (Federico) Bernardeschi back against AC Milan (on Sunday),” said the Juventus coach.
“As for the others, (Mario) Mandzukic and Sami Khedira are available.”
Juventus won the first leg 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to a Paulo Dybala goal.
But Allegri warned: “We must be careful, we need a better performance than the one we had in Manchester, they can be dangerous at any moment and there’s a lot at stake.