Juventus have never lost this term whenever Sami Khedira has played. Indeed, they have almost always taken maximum points with him on the pitch, winning eight matches and drawing twice, scoring 22 goals and conceding just six times over these ten fixtures.
The German midfielder, however, was quick to attribute these statistics to the growth of the whole squad, who emerged victorious in nine of their last ten games in all competitions before the Christmas break.
Analysing the season so far, Khedira began: “It was a difficult start for the team and also for me because I was new here, then I got injured, which kept me out for two months. Results were not going well in Serie A. Our Champions League campaign was progressing quite well and then eventually our domestic form improved too. We are now in a much stronger situation than in the summer.
“The most important thing now is that the team keeps pushing on to win more matches. As we have seen in recent games in the league, we are all playing with more confidence, we’re set up better tactically, we score more goals and concede less.
“I think it’s normal that we took a bit of time to get going, after changing so many players, but now we’ve all settled in, we’re performing well and getting results regardless of who is on the pitch.”