Juventus returns to training after three days of rest followed by a victory over Milan last Sunday, whilst Massimiliano Allegri returns to the JTC with a new record, the fourth Panchina d'Oro of his career and the first coach to win that many.
"It's a recognition that is always nice to receive, because it is the result of all the work that everyone gives every day at Continassa - underlines the tactician to the microphones of Juventus TV - It is given to me symbolically, but really it is a reward for everyone and I'm happy to share it with my colleagues.
"In these last few years we have changed several players and this has been important - continues Allegri - because it brings new motivations. The quality has always improved year-on-year and this is essential for us to remain at the top level in Italy and in Europe. It is a merit of the club, which is working well and is planning an important future.
The upcoming run of games look set be a challenge for the Bianconeri: "The team is fine, we are leading the table - concludes Allegri - but now there will be nine matches before the winter break, seven in Serie A and two in the Champions League, against teams that are difficult to face. We will have to prepare ourselves better, and play with the calmness with which we have played so far. It's an important season and we have to create the right conditions for reaching March competing on all three fronts."