Mirko Vucinic says that the fight for the title will be a two-horse race between his Juventus side and champions Milan.
The pair went into the Christmas break joint top of the standings, two points clear of Udinese and four ahead of Lazio. Inter, Napoli and Roma follow.
“In my opinion, the title will be limited to just us and Milan,” he told the Corriere dello Sport on Monday.
“I think we have more desire to improve and work than Milan, while we also have Andrea Pirlo in our team.”
Pirlo left the Rossoneri for Juve during the summer and he was followed to the club by Vucinic after he opted to leave Roma.
“Juventus, compared to Roma, is something totally different,” the Montenegrin continued. “I’m not saying that there was no organisation in Rome, but here you feel the weight of history.
“I’ve also never trained so hard as under boss Antonio Conte.”
Vucinic could soon be joined at the Juventus Stadium by Marco Borriello, his former colleague at the Stadio Olimpico.
“He’s an excellent striker and a good lad,” the former Lecce man continued. “Everyone knows about his characteristics.
“Competition for places? I don’t fear for my place in the side and the more options we have then the better it will be for the club.”