Sergio Porrini, who won the Champions League with Juventus in 1996, believes that there are only three teams better than the Old Lady in Europe.
The Bianconeri will start their Champions League bid on Wednesday with a trip to holders Chelsea and Porrini fancies their chances.
“There are only three superior teams to Juventus,” he told Tutto Juve. “They are Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City.
“This Juventus side may only be considered as an outsider, but, like the side I played in, they have great hunger and enthusiasm.
“It’s not a bad position to be in when playing in the Champions League. Chelsea were not favourably backed last term and they ended up winning it.”
Juve won the championship in 2011-12 and Porrini, a former Italian international defender, has congratulated the club for their market work.
“Juventus are the strongest team in Italy and director general Beppe Marotta didn’t make one false move,” he added.
“The Bianconeri are a really strong side and Napoli are the only team in Serie A who could give them a hard time.”