Thursday December 3 2020
Letizia: 'Juve are no longer scary'

Benevento right-back Gaetano Letizia says Juventus ‘are no longer scary’ and believes the Old Lady ‘underestimated’ the Streghe.

Letizia has played all nine Serie A games so far in 2020-21 and helped the newly promoted side pick up one point at home against the Bianconeri on Sunday with his second goal of the season.

The 30-year-old believes Juventus have changed in recent years and feels any team can compete with the reigning champions.

“I think this Juventus are no longer scary,” Letizia told SportItalia. “It’s not the same team they were three to four years ago.

“When you were facing the Bianconeri, you were pretty sure you would lose. Today, it’s not like that anymore.

“You have the feeling that you can play for it, even if they’re still a very strong team.”

Letizia pointed at the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Ciro Vigorito and claimed the Old Lady ‘underestimated’ their opponents.

“I believe they didn’t play Ronaldo because they underestimated us,” he added.

“They thought they could beat us even without him. You must never underestimate your opponent in football, otherwise you face nasty surprises.

“In fact, for the Scudetto, I think it’s no longer a speech valid only for Juventus. Napoli and Inter can have their say too.”

Benevento are 15th in Serie A after nine games, having picked up 10 points so far in 2020-21.