Llorente: Juventus must not panic

The former Athletic Bilbao man has downplayed the significance of Juve's disappointing pre-season results on the back of successive defeats
Fernando Llorente has insisted that Juventus have no reason to panic following their poor pre-season form and has urged his team to remain calm.

The Serie A champions had to settle for scoreless draws against AC Milan and Sassuolo at the Trofeo TIM earlier this summer, while they have been beaten by Everton and LA Galaxy at the International Champions Cup.

Nevertheless, Llorente remains unperturbed as he feels results are irrelevant at this stage of the season and is pleased with the progress being made behind the scenes.

"This is not the moment where results matter. Conclusions will be drawn at the end of the season," Llorente told reporters. "That's why we must remain calm and optimistic.

"We are working well at the training camp and the hard work can be tiring."

Juventus' 2013-14 campaign kicks off on August 18 with the Supercoppa Italiana against Lazio.