Tuesday October 18 2011
Tacconi likes look of new Juve

Former Juventus 'keeper Stefano Tacconi is convinced that the Old Lady will be able to fight for the Scudetto this season.

After ending the last two campaigns in seventh place, the Turin giants have started the season unbeaten and are currently joint-top with Udinese.

"At last Juventus are trying to construct a squad worthy of their glorious past," stated the ex-Italian international to Tutto Juve.

"The squad is finally turning into a team and the results which they have achieved so far demonstrates as much.

"New boss Antonio Conte is the principal architect behind this. He's worked very hard and you have to admit that Conte is the right man for the Juventus bench.

"I don't have a crystal ball, but I'm convinced that the Bianconeri will battle until the very end for the top places in the League.

"Some of the other teams are in trouble right now."

Juventus only have the championship to play for this term after failing to qualify for Europe – an advantage that Tacconi, who spent nine years in Turin, believes will be key.

"The Milan clubs and Napoli haven't really got their minds fixed on Serie A, they are thinking about the Champions League," he added.

"Juve should benefit from that as they only have one target to play for."

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