Rincon signing an opportunity seized
“There was an opportunity to sign just the kind of player we were looking for and we took it quickly and with both hands. We knew about his great personal qualities too, which are certainly a plus.”
Fully fit Marchisio like a ‘new signing’
“At this moment in time we’re happy with the squad at (Massimiliano) Allegri’s disposal. It’s worth emphasising how, since October, we essentially have an extra player in the form of Claudio Marchisio, who has recovered well from what was a worrying injury.
“Claudio’s return means we now have two more midfielders than we did in October and the manager is able to call upon players with diverse characteristics who can be used in different ways and formations.”
Dybala contract situation
“We’ve an excellent relationship with (Paulo) Dybala and his representatives. Upon joining Juventus, he signed a five-year deal, which means that we’re now in the renewal phase – a spontaneous process that reflects our acknowledgement for what the player has achieved so far at the club.”
New year, same approach
“Our aim, as ever, is to win titles and we know that we’re in a good position to play a leading role in all of the competitions this term, but we need to keep putting in the hard yards just as we’ve been doing in these first six months of the season and over the course of the last five years or so.
“The statistics show that we’re the team to have recorded the most points during 2016, which is down to the excellent work carried out by the club, manager and players. We go into 2017, therefore, in the same way that we’ve approached previous years, knowing that we’re the team to beat in Italy and also knowing that we’ll need to dig deep even against sides that, on paper, might look beatable.”