"Chivu is a great defender and he will be very important for us," Ibrahimovic said of the Roma defender.
"We must continue as we left off last term even if it won't be easy. There will be lots of pressure.
"Juventus are strong and will think that they can win, but this year we're going for the Champions League."
Ibra also took the chance to praise the Biscioni's summer signings so far and admit that he is looking forward to playing in a new-look striking line-up.
"David Suazo is a quality player with such pace, to play alongside him will be easy. Adriano is working hard to get to 100 per cent and I'm feeling good even if my legs aren't at full strength."