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Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio believes the Bianconeri "absolutely have to beat Chelsea" to progress in the Champions League, while defender Leo Bonucci said Wednesday's win over Nordsjaelland was inspired by Serie A defeat to Inter Milan last Saturday.
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Juve's 49-game unbeaten run come to an end with the loss to Inter but, speaking immediately after helping his side to a 4-0 rout of Nordsjaelland, Bonucci said the response was wholly down to that result.
He told Sky Italia: "Tonight we saw last year's Juve with that same hunger for the victory, to work and to sacrifice ourselves. It was lacking against Inter but we showed that if we step up the tempo and the intensity then we can fight it out with anyone.
"Our anger at the defeat to Inter had to be transformed into positive energy and determination to prove ourselves. We showed tonight that if we have the right grit and mentality, then we can beat anyone."
Meanwhile, Alessio looked ahead to Juve's next two fixtures against Chelsea and Shakhtar Donetsk and was very clear what is required of the Italian champions.
"Of course we absolutely have to beat Chelsea at home in the next game and earn our place in the next round," Alessio said. "We wanted great intensity and the lads had the right anger and determination for this type of performance.
"We created a great deal, as on top of the four goals we could've had a few more. We brought back that pressing on the ball in every area of the field and the style of football we needed."