Monday September 5 2011
Agnelli: Juve can challenge

Juventus President Andrea Agnelli is happy with the club's transfer market campaign, but he concedes other teams are stronger.

"We're ready for the new season," Agnelli noted on Monday. "We carried out our transfer campaign, conducted by director general Beppe Marotta and boss Antonio Conte, in a logical way.

"We are aware that there are some teams who have a little more than us, but if we give 105 per cent, 110 per cent, then we can have our say."

The Old Lady have had another facelift during the summer, but that won't be the only change in Turin.

The other significant alteration is that the club will have a new home, which they will own, following the successful redevelopment of the old Stadio Delle Alpi.

"It's a new era," Agnelli added ahead of Thursday's grand opening against Notts County. "We're proud to have made this investment.

"It's extremely important during these tough times. We believed in this project and we think that the stadium will give us an advantage for the next five or six years over our Italian rivals."

Juve will start their Serie A campaign also at their new ground when they entertain Parma on Sunday.

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