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We are not in a crisis, insists Chiellini

Created on Oct. 05, 2013 1:03 PM EST

Giorgio Chiellini insists that Juventus are not in a crisis ahead of their clash with Milan, despite poor form in the UEFA Champions League.

Antonio Conte's men are still unbeaten in all competitions this season, but have taken just two points in as many games in the Champions League as they prepare to face Massimiliano Allegri's side.

Juventus' last encounter ended in a 2-2 draw with Galatasaray, who scored a late equaliser through Umut Bulut to earn a share of the spoils.

The Serie A champions sit third in the league after winning five of their first six and, although defender Chiellini admitted that they have not been at their best, he was quick to brush off talk of a crisis. 

"We are not in crisis, I think we need more balance in reviews," he told Gazetta dello Sport.

"But we know that we are not the best Juve of the past years, we want to improve in a hurry, winning the next two important matches with Milan and Fiorentina in the hope to be at the top in a month would be important."

Juventus' performances in the Champions League have left them four points adrift of Group B leaders Real Madrid, one ahead of Copenhagen and Galatasaray.

Still, Chiellini does not think that the next two games in the competition, which are both against Real, will decide their qualification.

"I do not believe that the games with Real are our last resort," he added.

"The qualification will not be decided in the next two games."

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