Lichtsteiner targets third straight Scudetto

The full-back is hoping to win Serie A a third year running and has ruled out a move away from the club this summer, despite links with Manchester City
Stephan Lichtsteiner has set his sights on a third straight Scudetto success with Juventus next term.

The Bianconeri have established themselves as Italy's top club under the tutelage of Antonio Conte, winning the Serie A title for the past two years.

And while the Switzerland international believes that the club's rivals will make things hard for them, he is determined to be a part of another domestic triumph.

“We want to win our third consecutive Scudetto, but we know it will not be easy,” he told reporters.

“Many teams have spent good money this summer and have very strong coaches. In Europe there are many teams with incredible quality, but we also have the quality to compete.

“Having said that, the Champions League is a very difficult competition and you must always be ready to perform."

The 29-year-old went on to dismiss rumours that he could seek a move away from Turin, stressing that he is enjoying life at the club.

“I’m a Juventus player, but I have to understand the ideas of the club from here to the end of August," he continued.

“Here I feel good. I am part of a major project with a major club. I’m sure I am going to stay another two years for the remainder of my contract."

The former Lazio also discussed coach Antonio Conte's new 3-3-4 formation and admitted that he finding it hard to master the system.

“The 3-3-4 is very interesting for me, but also very hard. It is hard to join the rush but also track back as the fifth defender. It is not easy to get back in defence after being on the attack. It is interesting but tough. I am ready to do whatever coach asks of me.

“People are talking about [Napoli's Juan] Zuniga or [Manchester City's Aleksandar] Kolarov because they serve a need in this new formation. It is very difficult to play in this role.

"Maybe you cannot always see it, but I am always running. Any new arrival would be welcome.”