Europa League - Wenger: Tough trip for Juventus

Wed, 01 Dec 15:26:00 2010

Eurosport expert Arsene Wenger and issued a stern warning to Juventus as he gave his thoughts on the latest round of Europa League matches.

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Juventus face a trip to Poland to take on Lech Poznan, and the Gunners boss believes it will be a difficult match for the Italians.

"It's not going to be easy for Juventus because Lech Poznan defeated Manchester City there," said Wenger.

"Arsenal played at Legia Warsaw before the beginning of the season. So I can tell you that going to Poland now, in December, it's going to be very tough. Lech Poznan have already beaten Manchester City, so now they will think why not defeat beat Juventus too? It's going to be a very tough game."

Wenger also believes Lille can expect a difficult time as they travel to Lisbon to play Sporting - and called into question the French side's commitment to the tournament.

"Lille are doing well. But they play better in championship than in the Europa League," he said.

"Are they trying to save some energy ? Are they completely focused on the Europa League?

"And winning in Portugal is very complicated for everybody. With Arsenal in the Champions League we have never won in Portugal...

"They play above themselves in Europa Cup, they make themselves very tough to beat in their stadium. It is going to be difficult for Lille."

Wenger also discussed PSV Eindhoven's clash with Sampdoria - a match he believes is anybody's.

"It's a very open match," he said. "You never beat PSV easily.

"They always manage to re-build their teams because they have a big scouting network. They are really tough to defeat.

"Dutch players never give the ball away easily, and you never beat them easily because they always behave intelligently. And they are not scared to play."


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