Asamoah: Juventus want Champions League glory

The Ghana international is determined to improve the Bianconeri's fortunes in Europe and has praised new signings Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez
By Alex Labidou

Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is full of ambition ahead of the 2013-14 campaign and has set his sights on Champions League glory with the Turin giants.

The Serie A champions made it to the quarter-finals of last year's edition of the competition before being knocked out by Bayern Munich, and the midfielder is determined to do even better this term.

"I think with everything that we've done this off-season, adding new players, increasing our training methods, our expectations are very high," Asamoah told Goal in a phone interview.

"We want to be the top team in the championship of Italy again and we want to do better in the Champions League. I think that's our main objective this season."

Asamoah then went on to praise Juventus' midfield, while he also hailed the arrival of strike duo Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez, who movedto Turin this summer.

"Our midfield is very young and it's not only about [playing pretty] football. We want to fight when we lose the ball and are very strong without it, too.

"Tevez and Llorente are very good and well experienced and we're very happy to have them on our team now. They are going to help us do well in the league and also in the Champions League."

Juventus are in San Francisco preparing for their first match of the Guinness International Champions Cup against Everton and Asamoah hopes this event will show where the team has improved ahead of the new season.

"Some great champions from tough leagues are coming to play so it will show us where we have to be," he added.

"Playing against teams like this is very good because it will show you a lot of things, what you have to do [to improve], so it's good thing for us right before the season."