An Interview with La Furia Ceca
Before the year ends, we have an exclusive interview with unbeaten manager Pavel Nedved, who is currently taking Juventus to newer heights. We discussed the Champions League Knockout Draw, how he felt his team performed in the first half of the season and much more. Here, Kane Brooker speaks with the coveted Czech Republic local..
KB: Kane Brooker
PN: Pavel Nedved
KB: For this year's Knockout draw, you get last year's finalists, FC Barcelona who are with a new manager, Tito Villanova. They finished second in their group, in which Schalke 04 prevailed. To add to that, they trail Spanish rivals Real Madrid in La Liga. How do you think that you will do against Messi & Co?
PN: I think that Tito is getting his ideas to the ground, so we will expect anything from Barcelona, as they are known to attack precisely. However, I believe that with the form we are playing, we can beat anyone and that includes Barcelona
KB: It's always nice to hear that the manager believes that his team will go on to the next round. But, more importantly, what do you think of the first half of the 2012-2013 season?
PN: I think that we have a very successful first half of the season. All of the parts of the team were adequately re-inforced and some of the good players left this institution, but it was for the best. With the extra players incoming from different parts of Europe, we can definitely win a treble this season.
KB: You seem very confident of your team. In the last fixture of the Serie A that you played against Fiorentina, their manager, Vincenzo Montella didn't expect you to be title contenders. Where in the table do you think Fiore will finish?
PN: I think that their manager should be wondering how their team went against us, and that signalled how good of a team we have this year and with the current depth, I do believe we can challenge on all fronts. Montella can go f*ck himself, there is a reason why he couldn't persuade Jovetic to stay, eh?