Ferguson: This Team Will Be Tough To Dethrone In The UCL
Sir Alex Ferguson: This Team Will Be Tough To Dethrone In The UEFA Champions League
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes it will be difficult to dethrone a certain team in the UEFA Champions League this season.
Spanish giants Real Madrid became the first club in the history of the competition to lift the trophy back-to-back after they beat Juventus in the 2016/17 final in Cardiff.
The legendary Scot has now admitted that he thinks Los Blancos could go on and win the European trophy yet again, despite Juventus being so consistent over a number of years.
"I think Juventus are controlling the league in Italy. They've been doing that for the past six years. They have a fantastic coach," Ferguson said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
"They got to the final last year and did well in the first half, but Real Madrid were unbelievable in the second half.
"You have to understand how good Real Madrid are now. They're a mature team, they've been together for three, four, five years – all of their players together.
"It gives them great continuity and understanding of the roles they've all got to play. It's a real team.
"Juventus were in the cup final two years before, and they've been the main Italian threat to win the Champions League.
"Personally, I think Real Madrid will be very difficult to beat, they are a great team. I'm hoping United (in Group A along with Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow) will do well this year, with a very strong team.
"I know that Napoli have emerged and done very well, but I still think Juventus are the best team in Italy."
Real have been drawn in a tough group alongside the Bundesliga's Borussia Dortmund, the Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur and Cyprus's APOEL.
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