The Bianconeri squad have today been enjoying a relaxing Epiphany after overcoming their biggest Serie A test so far this season against Roma with flying colours.
Antonio Conte’s inspired tactical strategy of containing the Giallorossi for large parts of the game before inflicting three deadly stings required both physical stamina and maximum concentration, so the team will have enjoyed the opportunity to unwind after seeing their efforts come to fruition in stunning style.
But tomorrow morning they’ll be back with their noses to the grindstone on the Vinovo training pitch once again. The task facing them now is preparing to take on the only side they haven’t yet played in Serie A this season: Cagliari.
Conte’s men travel to the Stadio Sant’Elia on Sunday 12 January for the final game of the first half of the campaign. Given their eight-point lead over Roma, they will embark on the second half at the top of the table no matter what the result in Sardinia, but they won’t be resting on their laurels.
After an impressive finish last season in 11th place, the Rossblu are doing just as well this year and are currently in exactly the same position, one point ahead of Lazio and one shy of Milan.