TURIN, Feb. 20, 2013 – The call at eight in the morning was not a penalty for Juventus after the defeat of Rome. But says a lot about how Antonio Conte intends to work. Without discounts. Players gathered at the technical center of Vinovo earlier than usual to support a series of athletic tests with the support of the Research Centre Mapei, collaborator of the new Juve of Conte.
Next, the coach did not let the opportunity pass, however, to speak / catechizing his players with whom he carried out a detailed analysis of Saturday’s game lost in Rome. A confrontation in which they were touched the negative aspects of the game offered by Juventus. Simple and clear concepts, summarized in an invitation to everyone to assume their responsibilities and to avoid repeating the mistakes of the Olimpico. Approaching the decisive stage of the season and further brownouts could be expensive.
The obligation is to immediately resume the march early as Sunday against Siena, the first milestone of the direct clash with Napoli (Friday, March 1 at the San Paolo). The good news for the coach is the return of Giorgio Chiellini, who has played the matches on a small field that have been the menu of training in the afternoon.
The defender should be back in the squad since Sunday, even though his full-time usage is expected precisely for the challenge of Sao Paulo in ten days. Instead continues the Calvary of Simone Pepe, after the fourth relapse, has decided to undergo surgery to solve the problems of the left thigh flexor. For him, the season is over. Indeed, it is not even begun.