Thursday August 28 2014
Marotta: 'Juve happy with draw'

Beppe Marotta admits Atletico Madrid, Olympiacos and Malmo represent “a Champions League group Juventus are happy with.”

The Bianconeri are in Group A with last season’s beaten Finalists, but Olympiacos and Malmo should represent much less frightening prospects.

“This is a Champions League group Juventus are happy with, but there are also hidden dangers like Malmo – who have already started their season and that’ll end in November,” director general Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

“We must honour the jersey we wear, as qualification is within our grasp. The group paid for a lack of experience over the last two or three years, but is now solidified.

“We learned from what happened last season. We are Juventus, we have to learn from our recent errors.”

Juve crashed out in the first round following a shock 1-0 defeat away to Galatasaray, despite a relatively simple draw.

Marotta was also asked whether Juventus were making a bid to sign Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco.

“There are many rumours that are pumped up, but there was no meeting. We are already competitive for our targets, considering we haven’t sold any of our key players.

“I am very realistic and don’t think there will be any shock moves. If they are dreams, then fine, but let’s be realistic and say that operation is not within our grasp.”

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