Juventus striker: We do not fear Chelsea! They are not the same force as last year

07:34 18 September 2012

Mirko Vucinic, Montenegro. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS

Mirko Vucinic, Montenegro. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic has hit out at Chelsea, insisting that there is no fear and claiming that it is not the same side as last season.

The pair meet at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night in their opening game of the Champions League and the Italian giants will be going there without coach Antonio Conte, who is serving a 10-month ban for not reporting match fixing.

“Stamford Bridge is not the best place for us to open the group but there exists no fear,” he said.

“We are the champions of Italy and that gives us a prestige we need to exploit. This is our return to the Champions League and therefore very special.

“Chelsea are European champions and deserve our respect, but we go to London without fear and with a lot of confidence.’’

Vucinic claims the Blues could be there for the taking, despite the fact that the Old Lady were thumped 4-1 by Fulham in 2010.

“This is not the same Chelsea as last season because in the last few weeks they have failed in several matches and that increases our chances for Wednesday.

“Will we play for a draw? Never! Our challenge is to win all three points.

‘‘We are the best team in Italy and it’s a matter of pride for the players.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Chelsea news

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Chelsea's John Terry gestures to the Chelsea fans (John Walton/PA Wire)

Former Chelsea player and coach Ray Wilkins believes John Terry will have plenty of options if he leaves Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Radamel Falcao of Chelsea warms up (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says he is hoping Radamel Falcao will return to fitness soon as the Blues are short of strikers.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Granit Xhaka of Switzerland plays the ball (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Borussia Monchengladbach playmaker Granit Xhaka has again expressed his desire to join a Premier League club.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Juventus FC coach Massimiliano Allegri looks on (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says there is “nothing” in reports linking him with Chelsea.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Dimitri Payet (C) of West Ham United competes for the ball against Adam Lallana (L) and Dejan Lovren (R) of Liverpool (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

All the top stories involving the London clubs from around the web this morning.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport