Confident Krivets warns Juventus

BY foxsports • September 15, 2010

"I think Juve may underestimate our abilities and may not be fully focused for the upcoming match," he said. "If that is the case, we will have a great chance to come back home with a decent result." Lech, who lost to Sparta Prague in the Champions League play-offs, are the minnows in a tough Group A which includes Manchester City and Salzburg as well as Juve. "It is a very difficult group," said Krivets. "But at the same time it is also a very attractive one. "We know that we are outsiders in this group but we will do our best and try to get good results." Juve have had a poor start in Serie A with just one point from their opening two games. After a 1-0 defeat to Bari, Luigi Del Neri's men were held to a 3-3 draw at home by Sampdoria on Sunday. "We have great margins for improvement," said Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero. "We need to be more efficient in attack and be more focused and organised on the defensive end. "I nevertheless believe that we took a step forward against Sampdoria with respect to our first match at Bari." Having failed to qualify for Europe's elite club competition after their disappointing seventh-place finish in Serie A last term, Juve have high hopes of going far in the Europa League. "It's a difficult competition, with many high-level teams like Liverpool and Manchester City also in the tournament," said Del Piero. "It will not be easy for any team to go all the way." Del Piero will lead Juve's attack alongside Italian compatriot Vincenzo Iaquinta, with summer signing Fabio Quagliarella not eligible to play in the competition. The Polish champions welcome back Serbian midfielder Dimitrije Injac, who has shaken off a muscular problem, while coach Jacek Zielinski will have to do without injured striker Jacek Kielb.


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