Former Juventus defender Lilian Thuram is convinced they're capable of challenging for the Champions League next season.

Juve failed to reach the semifinals this term.

"Every year teams do everything possible to become stronger and that is part of the life cycle of a squad," former Juve defender Thuram told Sky Sport Italia.

"Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid do it. I hope that Juve will too. Winning the Champions League is very difficult, because the standard is so high, but I think Juventus are not that far away from being able to achieve it."