The long fortnight of the winter break is almost over as Juve battles Genoa at the Allianz Stadium on Monday night ready to stake their claim on the top spot in Serie A.
"It's never easy to resume things after a couple weeks," said Andrea Barzagli in an exclusive interview with Sky Sport. "We have to approach the game well. Regardless of what Napoli does against Atalanta in Bergamo, it's fundamental for us to win because we are playing at home."
However, after a marathon run through November and December that saw Juventus hit their best form of the season, a break was well-deserved.
"The group is great. We were able to turn off a little bit which is important because we've already been through six challenging months and now we have an all-important second half of the season that sees us still battling for all of our goals. We are loaded and ready to start again!"