The eight Bianconeri involved in this summer’s European Championships return to Juventus Center. They will link up with the full group tomorrow
Antonio Conte has welcomed back the eight Azzurri involved in this summer’s European Championships.
After working with a group of eighteen first-team players - bolstered by the presence of ten Primavera prospects - over the Bianconeri’s pre-season build-up in Val d’Aosta, today brought the international contingent’s return to Juventus Center for the first time since May.
While those who figured in Chatillon/Saint-Vincent were granted a well-earned day’s rest, Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Giaccherini, Marchisio, Pirlo and new signing Giovinco were in Vinovo bright and early to undergo the Mapei fitness tests conducted by their team-mates on day two of the pre-season training camp.
Joining them were Brazilian defender Lucio, who had yet to complete the assessments after linking up with the Bianconeri on 14 July, and Isla, who continued his comeback from injury with an individual training programme.
Meanwhile, Chiellini began a specific fitness programme designed to shake off the injury sustained in the European Championship final against Spain.
Tomorrow will see Juventus ramp up the level of their preparations ahead of their upcoming friendly fixtures against Hertha Berlin, Benfica and Malaga.