Tough draw for Juventus, says Conte

The Italian is hoping his side call upon their experiences of last season's Champions League campaign, where they reached teh quarter-finals, after being handed a tricky group
Juventus boss Antonio Conte believes his side will have their work cut out in progressing from Champions League Group B after learning they will face Real Madrid, Galatasaray and Copenhagen.

The Serie A champions reached the quarter-final stage of last season's competition, before bowing out to eventual winners Bayern Munich, and the Italian is hoping the Bianconeri can draw on their experiences from last term.

The 44-year-old told the club’s official website: “It is a tough draw. It is one that presents us with fascinating challenges.

“Unlike last season, we all know what awaits us now and the sensations you get facing the best teams in the world.

“We take on this competition with more experience and awareness of our capabilities. We also have a precise idea in our minds. Europe is a dream to be chased and the more we can keep that dream going, the better we will get.”

Conte then gave his thoughts on facing Real Madrid and believes los Blancos have a great chance of going all the way in the tournament.

He continued: “Real Madrid are one of the favourites for the trophy and one of Juve’s historic rivals in Europe. Facing a side of such prestige will be very motivating for us.

“Galatasaray are a team to be feared. They have notable quality and can count on a fiery home atmosphere in Istanbul.

“From our experience with Nordsjaelland last year, we learned about Danish football. Our focus has to be absolute against Copenhagen too.”