On the day that the Bianconeri completed an entire week of training following the festive period, Juan Cuadrado looked ahead to the first fixture of 2016, Wednesday’s visit of Hellas Verona at Juventus Stadium.
Despite the Gialloblu occupying bottom spot in the Serie A table after failing to win a single match so far this term, Cuadrado stressed that the match would be far from easy, given that it represents his side’s maiden outing after a 17-day break since the 3-2 success at Carpi on 20 December.
Speaking to the Sky and Mediaset microphones, the Colombian winger began: “It is perhaps the most difficult match out of those coming up, because it is the very first one after the Christmas holidays. We are fully aware, however, that we need to start the year on a positive note by sealing what would be three extremely important points.
“We’ve been working very hard over the past week, which has really benefited us, as the fixtures will come up thick and fast over the next five months and there’ll be less and less time to devote to the training field.
“We’re always looking to win games, whether in the league, Coppa Italia or Champions League. This is the Juventus way, to always be challenging for titles, but we’re aware of the extra competition from other teams this season.”