Gianluigi Buffon has told Scotland to be afraid ahead of their crucial Euro 2008 qualifier against Italy on Saturday.
The clash at Hampden Park is likely to decide which of the two sides will advance to next summer's tournament, with France certain to qualify if they beat Ukraine.
Buffon is confident Italy will be able to cope with the pressure, and feels Scotland could struggle due to the relative inexperience of their squad.
"We could be afraid if we didn't have experience but the squad is full of players who have experience of Serie A, the Champions League and the World Cup so we will not find ourselves unprepared," the Juventus goalkeeper told The Guardian.
"If anyone is afraid it is Scotland who are afraid of us."
Buffon is taking nothing for granted though as he has been impressed by Scotland's surprise challenge in Group B.
"Scotland are always worthy of respect and football in Scotland is evolving," he said.
"Perhaps compared to us they have been inferior technically but from the point of view of character they have always had a good squad that can narrow the gap.
"As a goalkeeper I always look out for my opponent's strikers and I must say that James McFadden is a very good player and Kenny Miller has also impressed me.
"These are top players. We are not playing against a side from the Scottish fourth division."