The widening gulf between Italian and English clubs is purely down to money, according to Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri.
Juve face Chelsea on Tuesday night, one of three Anglo-Italian Champions League ties this week which all seem to be leaning in the Barclays Premier League clubs' favour.
"I would not say we have an inferiority complex," he said. "If there is any inferiority complex at all, then it is about having less money, but that is not a complex but a circumstance."
It was Ranieri himself who was one of the first to benefit from English football's new-found wealth when he was in charge of the Blues.
He was the first to spend Roman Abramovich's millions and took Chelsea to their best league finish since 1955 in 2004, only to discover that second place was stillÂ not good enough.
Now he finds himself trying to plot the rich man's downfall and that, he believes, has become even more difficult since Guus Hiddink took over from Luiz Felipe Scolari.
"Chelsea are now back to being the war machine that was created with a lot of money," he added.
"Chelsea is not only about a quality squad, but about the particular quality of individual players."
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