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Walti: "We came back really strong"

Lia Walti was proud of our team's performance as we came from behind to record a draw against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium.

Speaking after the game, Walti was ultimately content with the shared points but that "based on the chances in the first half, we maybe should have won the game." 

"I think in the end, the result is maybe fair. It feels good because we knew that we just didn't want to lose that game. Ideally, we would have won it and I think we had enough chances."

"But it's football," she continued. "They had one chance and they took it. I think the response after that was really good. I felt like there were 10 minutes after half-time where we struggled a little bit, where it was a tough battle in midfield as well, but then I think we fought ourselves back and deserved the goal. And in the end, if we were a bit luckier in front of the goal, we could have maybe scored a winner."

"In the end, it was a bit of a wild game. It was very transitional. So it was hard to stay calm, but it was good to sometimes step on the ball and just go back again. And I think our subs today really helped us to get the draw," she added.

Our Swiss midfielder noted that with the recent loss to Manchester United, it was especially important to bounce back and put in a good performance against top European opposition.

"We played against a really good side tonight. It was a big, big battle. I think we had a really small squad and based on the weekend's game against Man United, we came back really strong. I'm really proud of the team's performance. I think we move on and I'm looking forward to the game in two weeks and when we can play them at home."

With the focus now set on Everton on December 3, Walti is looking forward to having over a week to prepare.

"Honestly, I think we all need that weekend off now to recover from that until next week!"

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