By 90Min
August 23, 2019

Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved has insisted that this is not a transitional season for I Bianconeri, who are ready to sign more players and compete for silverware.

This season will be Juventus' first under new manager Maurizio Sarri, and many have suggested that it could take them at least one season to adjust to the Italian's strict methods, whilst also having to deal with the vast number of new signings.

With Sarri currently undergoing treatment for pneumonia, Nedved was present at the pre-match press conference ahead of Juventus' meeting with Parma, and he insisted (via Football-Italia) that the Serie A champions will remain competitive this season.

He said: “Juventus want to win again this season. We’ve changed a lot, but it’s not a year of transition. Sarri’s doing a great job, he’ll come back after the international break. We’re very happy, the team are following his command.

“I won’t focus on just our attack but rather the whole team. There’s a lot of competition, but everyone has to be professional.

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“I won’t comment on the market. That’s for Paratici, who’s been doing great things. Not only did he bring in Demiral and Danilo, but he also conducted big sales like those of Cancelo and Kean. The market hasn’t closed yet and we’ll seize any opportunities that arise, but we mustn’t give up. 

"Our accounts are fine as they are. If we need to do something we will, otherwise we’ll remain as we are. I won’t talk about players at other teams. I’d prefer the market to be closed, but I’ll only say that we’re ready to seize the right opportunities.”

Nedved then went on to discuss both Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain, who look likely to be reintegrated into the team following months of transfer speculation.

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“Dybala can never be a problem for us. He’s a great player and we’re happy to have him. The coach is using him as a false nine he’s and doing very well," Nedved added.

“Higuain’s one of the two or three best strikers in the world. We’re happy that he’s with us, plus he had a very good pre-season.

“We’ll aim to win everything, of course, but we have no preferences with regards to competition. The Champions League is an objective, but it’s not an obsession. I believe we have one of the best squads in Europe.”

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