Gianluigi Buffon believes Juventus have what it takes to claim Champions League honours


Apart from winning the majority of their warm-up matches, the club have impressively bolstered a squad that was already the envy of the Italy and Buffon feels that Champions League success this term is a real possibility.

Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic, Marko Pjaca, Mario Lemina and Medhi Benatia have all arrived at the club with Alvaro Morata the biggest departure so far, although the prospect still remains that Paul Pogba may exit the club before the start of the season.

Speaking to Sky and Mediaset, a thankful Buffon revealed his excitement ahead of the new season.

"First of all I'd like to thank Juventus because everything that it has achieved in these five years is extraordinary and owes itself to each and every person at the club," the goalkeeper said.

"Furthermore, the brilliant business done during the transfer window has enabled the older heads such as myself as well as the supporters to believe in something special.

"We've made several signings of significant international pedigree, so much so that if I had six or seven years of age again and was collecting football stickers, I'd be absolutely delighted to fill in this current Juventus side.

"That said, sticker albums are one thing, but playing out on the pitch is something else and that's where we need to show that everything being said about us is indeed true."

He added: "Winning the Champions League is a personal objective, but even more so an aim of the whole club. To achieve a feat of this nature that's been missing for many years with colleagues and companions who have all contributed to many moments in Bianconeri history, would be simply amazing.

"On paper, this is a very strong Juventus side, capable of challenging any team out there and with a greater chance of winning than in previous years, because the arrival of certain players has reduced the gap between us and the very top teams in Europe."

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