The Bianconeri way
“Juventus have set the standard in Italy with a strong ownership, track record of success, rock-solid business structure and a president who knows the dressing-room environment ever since he was a boy and who knows how to delegate the various responsibilities to directors at the club.
“When I came here, even if I already had 30 years of experience in the game, I immediately felt something new: an unbelievable desire to win, a combination of professionalism and ambition, which manifests itself at the cutting edge of the overall operation, namely the squad.”
Sights on sixth successive Scudetto
“President Agnelli has already said that winning a sixth Serie A title on the spin would be a legendary achievement. It would be truly unique. We’d be putting into practice something that a few years ago was a dream and that now has all the ingredients to become reality.
“Success is never guaranteed, but the result of excellent work carried out over several years. For example, what Massimiliano Allegri is doing right now is precisely what’s required of a modern day coach, who also needs to be very good at managing the group and relationships with the players via proper communication and using them all in the best possible way at the best possible time.”
Rossoneri doing the right things
“Milan are a young side and the club is giving its all at this point following the change of ownership. It’s a different setup to that of the 90s, but they’re doing very well, especially in terms of giving their young stars a chance to shine.”
The ambition in Europe
“The Champions League remains a stimulating objective, but we can’t forget that, whereas in the league it’s the strongest team that wins, in Europe there are many different factors that come into play, such as the draw, injuries and even weather conditions.”
Demands of the game
“Given the way modern day football has progressed with an ever greater workload and increasingly busy fixture lists, we try to have at least two potential starters for every position across the pitch.
“It’s also essential to have a solid spine of Italians, who help to share to the other players the core values that are at the heart of this club’s history.”