Gianluigi Buffon insists his Juventus side will be competitive when they face Lazio in the Italian Super Cup Final on August 18.
The Old Lady’s pre-season form has been worrying and they lost 10-9 on penalties to Inter during the night after a 1-1 draw with the Nerazzurri.
“The results of these games don’t worry me,” the Italian international noted. “I would have been more worried had we been brilliant…
“Had that been the case then it would have suggested that we would have had little energy during the rest of the season.
“Many of us have been training for just eight or nine days and playing an entire game, as some did, is tough because we’ve worked a great deal.
“We’ll now have the time to get over the exertion of our preparation and get ourselves ready for the first official games.”
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