Juventus: 5 Reasons Why Juventus Will Finish in the Top 2 Next Season
During this transfer window, Juventus have been very active and have brought in some quality players. Among those player there are two proven full-backs, three central midfielders and one proven forward.
Some of the players signed during this transfer window add quality to the squad and also solve problems in positions that have been weak links since the return of Juventus to Serie A.
Juventus have also brought in a coach that knows what this club means to the fans and has the right attitude towards the famous jersey.
There are some main points that will make this Juventus team much better than previous seasons.
The Pink Jersey
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The pink jersey is, of course, the original colors of Juventus and wearing it as the away jersey will hopefully bring some luck to Juventus in away trips.
The main problem Juve have had the past two seasons has been the away games to smaller teams. With some luck from this jersey, the team can go into these games with confidence.
This might be the jersey that Juventus win something special in.
The Coach's Personality and Experience
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After Claudio Ranieri, Ciro Ferrara, Alberto Zacheroni and Luigi Del Neri, Juventus have finally brought in a coach that has some coaching experience and also understands what it means to be at this club.
Of all of those coaches, only Ferrara knew the importance of Juventus. Unfortunately, he had no coaching experience and couldn't take the pressure that comes with managing such a team. The other three coaches lacked in ambition and could not bring the older players to support them.
Antonio Conte seems to be loved by the fans and the younger players, while the older ones seem to respect him very much. He also has been coaching for a few years and knows how to deal with difficult periods. Conte has been able to deal with difficulties at his past clubs and would be able to turn things around if the team started to lose focus.
Conte also knows what it means to be at Juventus and will push the players to show the spirit that the Lady Killers are famous for.
The Coach's Tactics
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Other than his experience off the field, Conte is known for his exciting approach to them on the field. His teams usually play a very attacking game and like to keep possession of the ball.
The main problem of Juventus during Del Neri's time was that the team didn't know how to pierce through the deep defensive line of the smaller teams and would always concede goals to counter-attacks. Conte, on the other hand, has been working for hours with his team on the tactical board to make sure they have many different plans of breaking tough defenses.
An emphasis on short passing and controlling the pace and tempo of the game will also help the team. The fact that they have been playing possession football will also mean that the opposition team will have less time on the ball to orchestrate attacking moves.
Conte's tactics might prove to be one of the main reasons for Juventus' shout for the title.
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The main positions in which Juventus struggled to find the right players for were the full back positions.
After Paolo De Ceglie got injured against Milan, Juve had to choose between the inexperienced (and defensively awful) Armand Traore and the slow Fabio Grosso for the left back position.
Since Marco Motta was horrible at right back and Grygera was too slow, Juventus had no one that could be trusted at that position either.
By the end of the season, Gorgio Chiellini and Fredrik Sorensen (both center backs) were filling in the full back positions, but neither of them are at their best in those wide positions.
During the summer, Juventus have signed Stephan Lichtsteiner and Reto Ziegler, and Paolo De Ceglie has also come back from injury. Juventus now have two solid left backs and a great right back.
Juventus now have a group of great and energetic (except for Pirlo) center midfielders that will fight for their place.
Last season, the Juventus attack lacked mobility and with the arrival of Mirko Vucinic, that problem has been solved. Vucinic, Alessandro Del Piero, Fabio Quagliarella and Matri will now be fighting for the forward positions. Amauri, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Jorge Martinez and Luca Toni don't seem to fit in Conte's plans.
Milos Krasic, Simone Pepe and Christian Pasquato are the wingers that Juventus have available, and they will be fighting for their place in the starting line up.
Still to arrive
Juventus' squad seems to be complete, however, there are talks for another central defender and a left winger to join the team within the next month.
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The new stadium is going to be the biggest move forward by any Italian team in the past 20 years. The new home of Juventus place will provide a good atmosphere and a great source of revenue for the club for years to come.
The first stadium that is owned by an Italian club will be the home of Juventus and with fans only a few meters away from the pitch, one can't wait to see the amount of noise the Juventini will make in each home game.
This stadium is a symbol of pride and confidence for Juventus and hopefully it'll bring the fans and the players together to bring home many trophies in the future.
Hopefully, the first season at this new stadium will be one with success and luck and will become a fortress for the Bianconeri for years to come.
A sold out stadium might be what this team needs to gain the needed confidence to win games, and eventually trophies.