Juventus defender Nicola Legrottaglie insists that the Bianconeri are on the improve and will be ready to go against Sturm Graz in their Europa League play-off first leg tie.
Legrottaglie also hopes that he can be picked alongside Leonardo Bonucci in the starting XI, and form a strong centre-back combination with the former Bari player.
"The condition of the team is improving," the 33-year-old stated to TMW. "This match will be more difficult than our previous encounter.
"This tie is very important because it can set up the start of our season in the league and in Europe.
"I don't know whether I will be in the starting XI alongside Bonucci. All I can do is keep on preparing myself as best I can, and when I am called upon, give my contribution," added the defender.