Juventus can compete with anyone, says Marotta

The Old Lady director has little doubt about his side's potential to go far in Europe following their performances in the group stages
Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta feels that the Bianconeri have shown during the group stages of the Champions League that they have the quality to compete with any opposition.

The Serie A champions beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 on Wednesday evening to secure top spot in Group E and book their ticket for the knock-out stages, and Marotta was quite pleased with his side's performances in European club football's elite competition.

"We've come through a tough group, winning the last two games against European champions Chelsea and the revelation of the tournament, Shakhtar," Marotta was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"Our self-esteem has increased with each game and we've shown that we can compete with anyone.

"There's no point playing the guessing game about the draw, but one thing that's important is we have the return leg at home."

Juventus will find out who their opponents are in the round of 16 during the draw in Nyon on December 20.