Juventus coach Antonio Conte said his side still have room for improvement after their impressive Champions League win over Chelsea.
The Serie A champions crushed the European title holders 3-0, but Conte stressed it is crucial to put in a similar display in their final group game against Shakhtar Donetsk in order to book their ticket for the round-of-16.
“We hope our best game is yet to come. First we’ll think about getting through to the knockout stages, an important step to consolidate ourselves on the European stage, from a financial point of view and also for Italy,” Conte told the Juventus website.
Conte added the Bianconeri must keep on developing in order to keep up with the wealthier teams from Spain, England, France and Germany.
“We need to improve and continue to grow, because there’s too much of a divide between the Italian game and football in other countries,” he said.
“With teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich or Chelsea, there’s no contest on an economic level, but we have ideas, organization, heart and legs.”
Juventus next take on AC Milan at the San Siro in Serie A this weekend.