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‘I think they’re making fun!’ – Sarri on Juve as CL favorites

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Maurizio Sarri insists there are much stronger clubs other than Juventus who are actually the frontrunners for Champion League glory.

Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri feels his side are not obliged to taste European success as it is more of a dream for than an objective.

Despite facing fierce pressure from Inter Milan and Lazio, the Bianconeri sit atop the Serie A table and are on the course to win their 36th league title this season.

Maurizio Sarri’s men are no stranger to domestic success. European glory is what they have failed to achieve in recent times.

But Juve would have to turn their focus from the league to the most coveted club prize when they face Lyon in the Round of 16 of the Champions League later today.

Jurgen Klopp and Lionel Messi are among the many people who consider Juventus as one of the strongest contenders to win the Champions League this season.

But Sarri is not one of them. As Football Italia reports, when asked about Klopp and Messi’s comments, Sarri replied:

“I think they’re making fun.

“We are one of the strong teams in the competition. But there are stronger sides than us in Europe at the moment. And at least 10 clubs whose objective is to win the Champions League.

“We’re in there too. But unlike the Italian trophies, which we do feel very much obliged to win, the Champions League is more dream than objective.”