Marchisio: Juventus can be successful in the Champions League

The versatile midfielder believes the Old Lady can make an impact in Europe's premier club competition if they show the fighting spirit that they exhibited last term
Claudio Marchisio believes that Juventus can enjoy a successful season in Europe in 2012-13 if they show the right attitude.

The Turin giants claimed the Serie A title with an unbeaten league campaign, and the Italy international believes they can go far in the Champions League this term if they show the same determination as they did in 2011-12.

"Juventus will be even stronger than last year, and will also be fighting for the Champions League," Marchisio was quoted as saying by Tuttosport.

"Nobody thought that we could win Serie A without losing a single game. We can be successful in Europe if we have the same spirit that we had last year.

"We hope that Juventus will return to the top of Europe again. The important thing is to believe in yourself. You must have faith in your own qualities in every game, just like we did last season."

Juventus last featured in the Champions League in 2009-10, when they failed to progress past the group stage.