Following winning five consecutive Serie A titles, Guiseppe Marotta believes Juventus are ultimately able to tackle the Champions League.
Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta hopes that the club’s transfer-window company might help translate their domestic dominance in to the Champions League.
The Bianconeri have won 5 consecutive Serie A titles but, after losing the 2014-15 Champions League final to Barcelona, they had been cruelly knocked out by Bayern Munich in the last-16 final season.
Paul Pogba has joined Manchester United in a world-record deal within the current window, but the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic, Mehdi Benatia and Dani Alves have arrived to strengthen Juve although Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi has been tipped to create the move to Italy.
Sevilla, Lyon and Dinamo Zagreb give the opposition in Group H, and Marotta is confident that Juve is often a contender inside the latter stages.
“We’ve strengthened our squad and really feel ready to tackle this season’s Champions League,” he said. “We need to go as far as you possibly can.
“Our first aim is usually to attain the Champions League knockout stages, regardless of the opposition we’ve been drawn against.”
Juve had been paired with Sevilla at the very same stage last term and lost in Spain, a result that saw them qualify second from the group.
And head coach Massimiliano Allegri had a word of warning for his side.
“Last year we missed a major likelihood at Sevilla,” he added.
“It will likely be a red-hot atmosphere in Lyon and Zagreb so we need to have to become very cautious and remain focused.”