Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has said that his side are not the favourite to win the Champions League trophy this season.
According to Allegri, Juventus are one of the contenders for the Europe top-flight league trophy this campaign.
Allegri’s men defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg encounter on Tuesday night to qualify for the quarter-final stage.
“Juventus is not the favourite to win the Champions League. We are one of the contenders and the trophy is one of our goals for this season, as usual,” Allegri was quoted by Goal as telling reporters at post-match press conference.
“If we were eliminated it would have not been a failure. Juventus every year must play the Champions League and today, I repeat, we get to the next stage. Because if you don’t pass the round you don’t have any chance to win. It is very simple.
“You don’t need to graduate at Harvard to understand it – if you pass the group stage [you] have more chances, if not you play Europa League or watch the others from your sofa.”