Having a mix results after the new year, Juventus looked to be back on the right tract after picking up an important victory against Inter Milan on the weekend, the morale boost from the result could push them into having a better finish for the season.
Despite the fact that the Bianconeri would still need to prove everything on the pitch, their coach, Luigi Del Neri, believes that the win against their bitter rival will open up a new chapter in their season.
The team is now more focused and precise. We may suffer, but we get what we deserve. Football only works if you score goals,” Del Neri stated. “We proved that we are strong both psychologically and morally. A victory like this could be decisive in opening a new chapter for our season
The former Chievo coach also give a special notice for his new striker, Alessandro Matri, who Del Neri believes will give an important contribution in helping Juve’s course until the end of the season. The goal that Matri scored against Inter was his third in the Bianconeri shirt and looking at how he fought really hard in the match against the Nerazzurri, the striker might really be an important signing for the Old Lady.
Despite getting all three point against Inter, there would still be a question regarding on how big would the win could really turn their season around as there are still plenty difficult matches that the Bianconeri will be facing in the upcoming weeks. Surely just like their success in beating Milan in the first phase of the competition, the three point against Nerazzurri could also push their season back into positive ways but the style of their playing might give some doubts for many people.
The fact that the Bianconeri were very negative in the most part of the second period might be the thing that could cost them in the run as in they almost lose the three points if the Nerazzurri weren’t guilty in wasting plenty goal scoring chances. This kind of display were also visible on their previous win against Milan, as the Rossoneri also wasted several goal scoring chances that could’ve change the outcome of the game. Although Juve can claim that they were playing a solid defensive setup, the fact that they were unable to control the match and got a bit lucky at times are usually not a promising sign for team as luck won’t be on their side all the time.