Antonio Conte can't wait for "fascinating" Champions League group to start

Antonio Conte admits that Juventus's Champions League draw will be tough but believes it will turn out to be "fascinating" for all involved.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte believes that the Champions League draw was a "fascinating" one for his team.

The Serie A champions were drawn in Group B alongside Real Madrid, Galatasaray and FC Copenhagen, and Conte feels that the draw is a difficult one for his side but admitted that the grouping is an intriguing one.

"It is a tough draw. It is one that presents us with fascinating challenges," Conte told the club's official website.

"Real Madrid are one of the favourites for the trophy and one of Juve's historic rivals in Europe. Facing a side of such prestige will be very motivating for us. Galatasaray are a team to be feared. They have notable quality and can count on a fiery home atmosphere in Istanbul. From our experience with Nordsjaelland last year, we learned about Danish football. Our focus has to be absolute against Copenhagen too."

"We take on this competition with more experience and awareness of our capabilities. We also have a precise idea in our minds. Europe is a dream to be chased and the more we can keep that dream going, the better we will get."

The Bianconeri were eliminated at the quarter-final stage last season by eventual winners Bayern Munich.

Paul Pogba of FC Juventus celebrates scoring the first goalduring the TIM Supercup match between SS Lazio and FC Juventus at Olimpico Stadium on August 18, 2013
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