Juventus could struggle against Chievo, says Romulo

The Brazilian midfielder has warned his team-mates not to underestimate this weekend's opponents and is keen to play Champions League football
New Juventus signing Romulo believes the reigning Serie A champions could struggle in their league opener against Chievo on Saturday.

The Turin giants finished ahead of Roma and Napoli last term to secure their third consecutive Scudetto and they are determined to start the new season on a high as they dream of a fourth title in a row.

But Brazilian insists a difficult job awaits his new side and feels they will need an early goal to get the better of them.

"Playing against Chievo is never easy. They close down well and get 11 men behind the ball," Romulo told Juventus' official website.

"We need to be patient, keep the ball and make the most of our occasions to try and break the deadlock as soon as possible."

The 27-year-old joined Juventus from Hellas this summer and is eagerly anticipating the chance to play Champions League football with his new team.

"I’m excited by the challenge of playing Champions League football. I hope we’re able to do well and enjoy a great season.

"My personal targets for the campaign? Score and provide more than I did last term."