Bianconeri aiming to compete in Europe this season.
With their quest for a third consecutive Scudetto underway, Juventus have their eyes on bigger prizes this season as they look to couple domestic success with progress in Europe.
The requirement for domination in Italy appears to not be enough for the Turin giants anymore, as they look to replicate their success in Serie A in the Champions League.
Since Antonio Conte’s appointment two years ago, the Bianconeri have been a cut above their rivals, but despite three big-name arrivals this summer, there is only one name on most supporters lips.
Carlos Tevez is seen as the “difference-maker” by the Juve faithful, and the former Manchester City striker has already been decisive in his first few months at the club.
A debut goal in the Italian Super Cup win over Lazio was swiftly followed by an opening-day winner at Sampdoria, before another well taken strike against Lazio in their league meeting.
The hope now will be that the 29-year-old can produce the same performances in Europe, as he looks to have settled into his role as the roaming support striker in Conte’s system.
While Italian international defender Angelo Ogbonna and Fernando Llorente were also brought in this summer, neither have been able to make such an impact in the first few games of the season.
Instead, Paul Pogba has continued his emergence as one of the most promising midfielders in Europe, and is quickly establishing himself as a fixture of Conte’s starting line-up in the absence of the injured Claudio Marchisio.
Juve didn’t particularly require much this summer, but the departure of Alessandro Matri to rivals AC Milan clearly irked Conte, as did the exit of versatile midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini.
Nevertheless, they remain the strongest team in Italy, and with the Tevez signing alone they have addressed their needs and in turn have had an impressive summer.
Transfer window rating: 7/10
Probable line-up this season (3-5-2):