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The experienced forward has acknowledged that Juve struggled against the Sicilians and has urged his team-mates to remain focused

Carlos Tevez has admitted that Catania made Juventus work hard for their 1-0 win in Sunday evening's Serie A encounter and feels the Bianconeri's opponents always seem to be able to do something extra when they face the reigning champions.

The Argentine attacker helped his side to the full three points with his goal at the hour mark, but Tevez was quick to acknowledge that Catania caused Juve plenty of trouble.

"It was a difficult game, Catania were very aggressive," Tevez was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"It was a real battle out there, but everyone who plays Juventus clearly wants to win against us."

The former Manchester City striker then went on to stress that the Old Lady cannot afford to lose focus in the remainder of the season and must keep giving their all in Serie A before turning their attention to the Europa League.

"We now need to treat each of our remaining league games as finals.

"After that we’ll start thinking about how we’re going to tackle the Europa League."

Juventus were paired with Olympique Lyonnais during last week's draw for the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

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