Buffon: Juventus a match for any team in Europe

The veteran goalkeeper is brimming with confidence following the Bianconeri's good performances in the Champions League so far
Gianluigi Buffon believes that Juventus have the quality to compete with any team in Europe providing they show the right attitude.

The Serie A champions have impressed in the Champions League this term with wins over Chelsea, Nordsjaelland and Shakhtar Donetsk in the group stages, before hammering Celtic 3-0 in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie, and Buffon is confident they can go far in the competition.

"We have reached the point where we realise that we are a match for any team as long as we enter the pitch with the right approach," Buffon told Corriere dello Sport.

"We should never neglect the fundamental characteristics of our game. We had a great evening against Celtic, but we cannot afford to slack off.

"The wins over Shakhtar, Chelsea and Celtic are proof that we can aim higher than in previous years. We will have to keep this up and make sure the other teams in Europe look at us differently than before."

Juventus will defend their 3-0 lead against Celtic on March 6 in Turin.