Claudio Ranieri insists he is confident of a successful season with Juventus.

He declared: "I believe, indeed, I am firmly convinced that this team will be successful. We are in a phase of improvement and I ask everyone to recognise that the form during preseason was misleading.

"However, I do also understand I am the trainer of Juventus, which is accustomed to win brazenly, for which we will try to match this season.

"I also recognise there are some great teams ahead of us, but we can't allow anyone to stop us from getting where we need to go."