Monday July 14 2014
Llorente: Serie A the priority

Juventus forward Fernando Llorente says confirming their supremacy in Serie A will remain the Old Lady’s priority this season.

The Turin side have won the Scudetto in each of the last three campaigns. As such their performances in Europe are set to come under greater scrutiny this year.

However, speaking at a Press conference today, the Spaniard warned his side against complacency in domestic competition and said Serie A would remain the club’s barometer of success.

“Confirming our domination in Serie A is very important for us, it’s a very difficult League,” Llorente stated on the first day of Juve’s pre-season training.

“In the first year it was very hard and we suffered against the smaller teams too.

“Roma have strengthened and then there are very big teams like Napoli and the new Milan. There is Inter too.

“For us it will be very important to confirm ourselves again as the best in the League. Concentrating on the League will be important because if we do well in Serie A, we will also do well in the cups.”

Llorente also insisted the Old Lady would be able to compete in Europe despite their lack of financial clout and discussed perspective new signing, compatriot Alvaro Morata.

“There is no need to be worried. We saw Atletico Madrid, without a lot of money they had a spectacular season. That’s the path to follow.

“He [Morata] has done great things in Madrid. We’ll see what happens, these are things that concern the club.

“However, he still hasn’t called me.”

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