Andrea Barzagli is certain Gonzalo Higuain will be the difference for Juventus, as they long for UCL success.
The Argentine joined the Serie A champions from Napoli, for a fee worth €90 million. He signed a five-year deal.
Juventus got the final of the UCL in the 2014-15 season, only to crash out in the round of 16 last term. But hope to go all the way this season.
“Given the number of matches we will be playing, Higuain may well be the difference for us over the course of the season,” Barzagli told the club’s official website.
“He is an excellent centre forward and he has shown that with the number of goals he has scored everywhere he has been.
“The Champions League is a competition like no other with a handful of truly world-class contenders. We know that the road to get to the final is a tough one and to advance through the competition you need a host of factors in your favour such as injuries, form and even a touch of fortune.
“We’ve grown a lot over the last few seasons and we hope to go a step or two further this time around.”