Ranieri: Serie A title not essential this season

Juventus's season will not necessarily be a failure if they do not win the Serie A title, coach Claudio Ranieri told a news conference.

"(Title-holders) Inter Milan have to win, AC Milan have said that, as they are not in the Champions League, they are targeting the title," said Ranieri, whose side finished third last season and are six points behind Inter in joint-third.

"We just have to improve on last season by building our house brick by brick."