Juventus were humbled 3-1 in the 2015/16 Champions League final in Berlin courtesy of goals by Barcelona’s attacking Luis Suarez and Neymar with the opener coming from midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
However, after watching his side bamboozled, discombobulated and mesmerised by a ‘slippery’ Luis Enrique side, Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri has described Champions League winners Barcelona as ‘impossible to get a grip on’ due to their compact ball holding game plan.
“After the equaliser they were stunned and we were constantly getting better. My sensation was that we’d score and win at that point,” Allegri told Gazzetta TV.
“Unfortunately, Barcelona scored, because those three in attack are like a slippery eel.
“It’s just impossible to get a grip on them.
“This Barcelona doesn’t keep as much possession as the older version, but above all you need to be psychologically prepared. They wear you down and you have to wait, not letting them hit you. We only did that to a degree.”