Marotta: We are not afraid

Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta believes that the Serie A champions have nothing to worry about heading into the UEFA Champions League.

Marotta was present at Thursday's Champions League draw, and witnessed his side being drawn in a group that includes Manchester City, Sevilla and Borussia MG.

While the group is arguably the toughest in this year's competition, Marotta feels that his side have little to fear after beating BVB Dortmund, Monaco and Real Madrid to reach the final in the 2014/15 edition. 

"We are Juventus and we should not be afraid of anything or anybody," he told the club's website. "We will face everybody with the right mentality, looking to get the best result possible. Our optimism arises from a healthy realism and the awareness that we can get through.

"We have history, our list of achievements and the value of our squad, which has grown a lot in recent years, all speaking for us. We need to honour the shirts we wear in the best way possible, also because in addition to the technical values, it is your motivation which makes the difference.

"There's not one easy side in this group, but the fact that it is so even means that the games are going to be complicated for everybody."

Meanwhile, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri took to Twitter to express his confidence that Juve would produce another successful showing at the tournament. 

"The champions who are Manchester City, the tradition which is Borussia Monchengladbach and Juventus' friend Fernando Llorente – difficult but fascinating encounters, but we will do it!" Allgegri said.