Another win, this time at the expense of Luciano Spalletti’s Roma, another reason for optimism and positivity for Massimiliano Allegri’s men as they arrived at the club’s Vinovo training base this morning.
Among those stretching off Sunday night’s exertions in the gym was Giorgio Chiellini, fresh from yet another typically committed and solid showing at the heart of the Juventus defence.
Chiellini was back to his best on a night in which the home side gave nothing away to their visitors, with the 31-year old’s superb sliding tackle on the run to dispossess Edin Dzeko drawing one of the loudest roars of the evening, Paulo Dybala’s winner aside of course.
Giorgio’s timely interception on the Bosnian was one of many moments of unerring composure and calm demonstrated by the Bianconeri, an aspect of the game that went a long way in pleasing one of the dressing room’s leading figures as he sat down to discuss all things Juventus with the Sky cameras this afternoon.
“We kept our composure all over the field very well yesterday,” he began. “Pehaps we should have been a little more ruthless and clinical in breaking the deadlock, particularly in the first 15 minutes when Roma were unable to cope with us but as all good teams do, they recovered and stopped us from scoring.
“We continued to dominate the game without really creating any chances as the risk was that we might over-commit and leave spaces into which they could break on the counter attack, but we were clever in keeping things tight, not giving them any opportunities and we were rewarded for that with Paulo Dybala’s goal. The result was the right one.”