Milos Krasic picked up the 27th edition of the ‘Castagna d’Oro’ prize this evening. The winger, presented with the award by members of Juventus Club Mottarone, was joined at the event in Stresa by sporting director Giuseppe Marotta. 

 Recent quotes from Krasic’s agent have alluded to the Serbian’s alleged unhappiness in Turin. And Marotta was quick to refute any problems with the player: “I haven’t spoken to the lad’s agent, of course what he’s said has been strong. But we’ve spoken with Milos and there’s never been any hint of him being unsettled, so I deny that there’s an issue with Krasic. At the moment he’s not finding a place in the team but only because there are team-mates who are in better form. There are no problems with him, just as there aren’t with other players. When the transfer window opens, we’re willing to listen to any cases of unrest, but as it stands no-one’s come forward and asked to leave.” 

With just one and a half months to go before the transfer window opens, Marotta explained Juve’s strategy: “At the moment we’re not going into anything specific. We’ll have a close comparison with Conte shortly and look at the best options to improve a group which up until now has responded well. Household names won’t be arriving in January, but we’ll look to capitalise on any possible opportunities, whilst always keeping in mind the guidelines given to me by the board.” 

 The club director concluded by commenting on the current mood in the Juve camp: “We’re happy at the moment, but we’ll make our assessments at the end of the season. Things are going well and what pleases us the most is the harmony that has been established between all the technical areas. There’s a perfect synergy and you can see it’s paying off.”