The Italy defender, whose Juventus side face the Ivorian's Galatasaray on Wednesday, will not be taking the prospect of facing the 35-year-old lightly despite his advancing years
The champions of Italy and Turkey do battle with both teams looking to bounce back from disappointing results in their opening European encounters, with Juve drawing away to Copenhagen and Gala thrashed by Real Madrid.
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“He inspired Chelsea to Champions League glory and tomorrow we’ll be up against a motivated striker who will want to do well.”
The 26-year old Italy international also identified improving on last year's quarter-final defeat to Bayern Munich as a key target for the Turin outfit this season.
He said: “We’ll need to give everything we have tomorrow, because we have only one objective which is to win, you are almost forced to do that here at Juventus.
“Going further than we did in last year’s Champions League is one of our aims for the season. Therefore we’ll be out to claim all three points tomorrow night.”