As far as objectives are concerned, Juventus are seemingly on the right course.
Wins over Cagliari and Palermo in Serie A will see them enter the final fixture before the international break with a one-point advantage over rivals Napoli while a 4-0 success over Dinamo Zagreb propelled them to top spot in Champions League Group H.
For Andrea Barzagli however, a bedrock of the Bianconeri's history-making defence, there is always room for improvement. Barzagli and co. won in style on Tuesday night in Croatia and it is that level of performance that the Italian champions are looking to sustain and make the norm for the coming season.
Speaking to the Sky and Mediaset cameras last night, Andrea had this to say of his team's start to the campaign, European ambitions and of course, Sunday's testing away trip to Empoli: