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The experienced centre-back has warned his team-mates not to become complacent, while praising his side's defensive strength this season

Andrea Barzagli has warned that the season is still long for Juventus and has stressed that they cannot afford to lose focus.

The Bianconeri qualified for the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia by beating AC Milan earlier this week, sit atop of the Serie A table, and have also reached the knock-out stages of the Champions League.

"We’re at the top of the league, but there’s still the entire second half of the season ahead of us and we need to go back to expressing our usual rhythm," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"The same goes for the Coppa Italia and Champions League: we must face every game with great attention, but this, after all, is our mentality."

The centre-back then went on to voice his opinion that Juventus' defence is among Europe's best.

"Last year we were the championship’s strongest defence and we’re showing that again," he continued.

"In Europe there are perhaps defenders who, individually speaking, are better than us, but I think that on an organisational level there are few teams up to our standard."

The Turin giants have conceded 13 goals in Serie A this term.

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