After making their return from the capital early this morning following yesterday’s Coppa Italia clash with Roma, Juventus were back at work in the afternoon to look ahead to Saturday’s return to the Eternal City for their Serie A fixture against Lazio.
In the wake of last night’s setback, Antonio Conte’s men will be looking to bounce back to winning ways by recording their 13th straight league victory when they line up at the Stadio Olimpico for the second time in five days
But the return of Edy Reja to the Biancocelesti dugout has sparked an upturn in fortunes, with the experienced coach, who recorded two Europa League finishes between 2010 and 2012, guiding the team to two wins in an unbeaten first three games.
These triumphs included a morale-boosting 1-0 success over Inter on Reja’s homecoming and last weekend’s dramatic 3-2 triumph in Udine which arrived courtesy of a 90th minute Hernanes winner.
Conte’s charges, therefore, will need to be on their guard to avoid a further dose of capital punishment on Saturday night, but they can take heart from a recent record that stands firmly in their favour: four wins from the last four contested on away soil against the Biancocelesti.
It was the traditional post-match warm-down for those who figured at the Stadio Olimpico yesterday evening, while the remainder of the squad were put through a workout in the gym and several athletic and technical exercises.
The Bianconeri are expected to turn their attentions to ball work when preparations are ramped up in a morning training session tomorrow.