Victory over Barcelona was a turning point, insists Arthur

Sat 12 December 2020 | 12:02

Former Barcelona midfielder, Arthur says that they knew the strengths and weaknesses of his former club.


had their ups and downs this season as they had mixed performances. They were playing some boring football and weren’t getting the best results but Pirlo managed to kind of turning things around. Although they were beaten in the first match against


, in the second match they managed to beat them with 3 goals.


who has the experience of playing for Barcelona says that this match was a turning point from the psychological point of view.

“We studied Barcelona carefully and the staff spent so much time analyzing the strengths and weaknesses that we already knew what would happen in the game,”

Arthur told Spanish newspaper Marca.

“We wanted first place in the group and needed to score at least three goals. We knew it’d be tough, but we really believed and Juve are a squad with so much quality that we can achieve anything we set our minds to.

“Our mentality was very different to the time we met in Turin, as we knew that if we played well with Barcelona, we could do it. We had more intensity, especially in the opening 30 minutes. The change from the game in Turin was above all psychological.”



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