I`m surprisingly confident about tomorrow night and I think that just goes to show you how far we`ve come as a side in recent years.
Even when we got to the knockout stages in previous years I never really felt that we`d be capable of doing much in the competition but that has changed now.
Mauricio has set up a side that is well aware of what it can do and how it can achieve it and that well-rounded confidence and ability actually, I feel, makes us a more potent side than Juventus.
Sure, they are a famous name and looking good for another Serie A title but they definitely fear us more than we do them – especially after the first leg.
As long as we perform to our maximum, then, we should win and I`m looking for the likes of Kieran Trippier to really prove a point tomorrow night.
Serge Aurier has provided big competition for the former Burnley man this season but, in all honesty, he’s been rash at times and that is why he`s missing out.
I think at this point in the year it is time Poch stops rotating his full-backs.
I get why he does it, to keep the players fresh, but with two months left in the campaign they shouldn`t be getting tired now.
Instead, we should be playing our most strong side as much as possible and, to me, Kieran is part of that down the right flank of our back-line.
Certainly, it`s a huge match for all of our players to prove they belong on this stage permanently but, for Trippier, it is just as important for him to demonstrate he should be staying in the side until May at least.
Agree with me? Should he be starting week in, week out now?