Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is convinced Italy can compete for the Euros this summer.

The Juve stopper is adamant that his Bianconeri colleagues are fully motivated ahead of the European Championship.

"Us Juventus players still have an appetite," the former Fiorentina man stated at Coverciano on Wednesday.

"Winning at Euro 2012 would be the icing on the cake to what has been a great campaign for all of us.

"Italy will go into the tournament in good shape, with changes after the disappointment of the World Cup in 2010. There is a desire to show that Italy can do well.

"We were considered as a Serie B side over recent years and that was not right. We can't wait to take on the best."