Friday September 28 2012
Trezeguet: Juve spine first class

David Trezeguet is confident that former club Juventus can mount a serious Champions League challenge this season.

The Old Lady are back in the competition, which the Frenchman almost won in the 2003 Final against Milan, after drawing their first game 2-2 at Chelsea.

“Juventus really impressed me in that one,” the River Plate man told Tuttosport. “They are a united and compact team.

“Their play is organised and they have an incredible spirit. They continued to play with tranquillity even after going 2-0 down.

“I was convinced that they could get back into the game. If they continue like that then they could go all of the way.”

Trezeguet was a member of some incredibly strong Bianconero sides, but he’s also a big fan of the current squad.

“Gigi Buffon is still the best goalkeeper, while Andrea Pirlo and Mirko Vucinic are world class. The spine of the team is of the highest level.

“Claudio Marchisio doesn’t surprise me because we played together, even if he has grown a lot in the last season.

“Arturo Vidal is the kind of player who would have been a good fit in the winning Juventus sides I played in.”

If there is one thing that this Juve side is missing, it is a natural scorer like the Trezeguet of old.

“I had faith in Alessandro Matri after his start,” Trez added. “However, I honestly don’t what’s happened to him. I don’t see him on the pitch anymore…

“The squad doesn’t have a player with my characteristics, but it depends on the needs of the Coach – on what type of player he requires.”

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