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Nedved wanted to avoid Turkey return

Thursday January 30 2014

Juventus director Pavel Nedved isn’t overly enthusiastic about a Europa League trip to Trabzonspor in the last 32.

After being knocked out of the Champions League at Galatasaray last week, the Old Lady will return to Turkey in February.

“I’m not that happy about having to go to Turkey again,” Nedved told TMW on Monday. “Things haven’t gone too well for us there in the recent past.

“It will be a tough and long away trip. We will have to find the right motivation to play it as Juventus.”

Reaching the Final, to be staged at the Juventus Stadium, is now a target for the Old Lady but they could face rivals Fiorentina in the last 16 if they both progress.

“Fiorentina? Let us just think about one game at a time,” the former Czech international continued.

“The Europa League is not a competition that you should under-estimate, there are good sides who are tough to take on.

“We have to take it step by step.”

Juve, at home first, will play Trabzonspor on February 20 and 27.

Source: Football-Italia

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