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Szczesny hopes Juventus draws English team in Round of 16

Szczesny hopes Juventus draws English team in Round of 16


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Although the chances of him featuring are slim, Wojciech Szczesny is yearning for a return to England after revealing his hopes that Juventus gets drawn with a Premier League team in the Champions League Round of 16.

Szczesny, who spent several years with Arsenal before losing his job to Petr Cech and leaving on a permanent transfer last summer, made his Champions League debut with Juventus on Tuesday during the Italian side’s 2-0 win over Olympiacos.

The result saw Juventus finish second in its group, meaning that the chances are good that the Serie A outfit will be drawn with an English side after four of the five Premier League teams to qualify for the knockout rounds managed to finish atop their respective groups.

“I hope that we draw an English team,” Szczesny told Juve’s website, according to ESPN FC’s Ben Gladwell.

“I’d really like it if we could win a big game in England.”

Considering his past ties to Arsenal, Szczesny will likely be eager to visit north London again if Juve draws Tottenham. Manchester City, Manchester United, and Liverpool are the other possible English opponents. Besiktas or Paris Saint-Germain are the only non-English teams that Juve can be drawn against.

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