Italian legend names Barca and Real Madrid the best teams of the last two decades
- Paolo Maldini sees no shame in losing against Barcelona or Real Madrid
- Milan legend suggests that Juventus will be a strong contender in the Champions League this season
Paolo Maldini has discussed the Italian teams' chances in Europe this season
"Juventus have been in the final two times and been beaten by Barcelona and Real Madrid, who have been the best teams in the last two decades so there’s no shame in that," Maldini said.
"The margin between winning and losing can be very, very small.
"The moves they’ve made in this window, especially signing Cristiano and bringing back Leonardo Bonucci, they are not young, but both are very ready to win.
"And that’s what Juventus need right now in Europe to make that final step. The other teams maybe aren’t really in the same situation and will focus more on a younger profile, but this is what Juventus believe will help them.
Last season Barcelona have been eliminated from the Champions League by Roma in the quarter-final.
They have also beaten Juventus 3-0 at the group stage of the competition.
Do you think Italian teams are going to be a threat for Barca this season in the Champions League?