Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Tottenham tactician Andre Villas-Boas insist Juventus could be a serious threat in this years Champions League.
The Italian giants are a strong team that can do "great things" and should not be considered as surprise contenders in Europe this season according to Wenger.
“Juventus should not be considered a surprise,” Wenger told Tuttosport. “They are a team of rank, they are already well established in terms of performances, squad, club organisation and staff'
The Arsenal manager is taking the Italian champions as a serious threat in this years campaign to be titled Champions of Europe.
“We are talking about a really solid team who are amongst the group of favourites,” added the Frenchman.
“I don’t agree with those who claim that Italian clubs are behind the rest in Europe. There is no gap – Milan and Napoli should also not be taken lightly.”
Juventus, who reached the last eight in 2012-13, have been grouped with the formidable Spanish giants Real Madrid, Galatasaray and Copenhagen.
Villas-Boas expressed his admiration of the Italian side to the same newspaper.
“Juve have the cards at their disposal to emulate what Chelsea did in 2012,”
“The Italian champions are a solid, tough and compact side. And with Carlos Tevez they have the icing on the cake."
The Spurs manager then went on to say,
“Perhaps Tevez could become what Didier Drogba was at Chelsea – and he has what is needed to do that.”
According to the managers from both North London club Juventus could be the ones to watch in this years competition.
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