Juventus Season Preview
After last season the expectations of the Juve fans are very high. Last season Juventus won the Serie A and reached the semi-final of the Champions League. I'll be pretty hard for new boss Fabio Cannavaro. Take a look at the preview of the upcoming season
For preparing the new season Juve will play five friendly games, we won't go on a tour because we don't think that that might be better than organisised games wich we will play against the teams we'll choose. We play all our games on the opponent's pitch so our pitch can stay healthy. We start off facing our own -20 team, a chance for me to get to know my youngsters, this should be an easy win.
But after that game the real work will start. The 19th of July we head to Old Trafford to play against Man Utd, this will be a hard game but that's no excuse for not doing all that we can. Next up is Freiburg altough we play the game the game a lot later so we can train with the team and so the team get to know each other. This game may not be underrated, Freiburg is not a bad team with players like Darida, Bürki, Schmid. Then we go back to England, now we have played two games so the fitness must have increased by now. Chelsea will be a heavy opponent but we can win if we go for it.
For the last game of the pre-season we head back to Italy to play against AC Milan. Milan will be the first Italian team we play against and is a real challenge to see if we're ready for the new season to begin.
The real work
At the 31th of August the Serie A kicks off. We start against Cesena, the recently promoted team of the Serie B. It's very important for us to not drop points in this game, we also play at home so this should not be a problem.
Empoli will be the next contestants of Juve. the second team we play is also one of the former Serie B teams. This time we play out but this may not be a problem for us. This game will be special for Daniele Rugani, he's loaned out by Juventus and will play the best he can to convince us of his talent
The third match of the season, will be a Champions League game, the goal in the Champions League is to reach the semi-finals.
Arturo Vidal is the perfect example for the box-to-box midfielder, a real worker, fighter ... The Chilean came over from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 for only 11 million dollars which is a real bargain if you see him today. Since his arrival Vidal played 96 league games in which is he scored 17 goals.
Pirlo is the maestro of the football today, Pirlo keeps impressing you with beautiful passes, amazing free kicks, outstanding long shots. Andrea played for all three most succesfull teams in the Serie A: Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus. Andrea came over on a free transfer of Milan. Since the arrival of Pirlo Juventus became a real topteam again and started winning trophies again.
Paul is the Juve's superstar, France's 'chouchou' and is worldwide seen as the biggest talent in world football. Paul will be a very important player in my squad, he's intelligent, has a big workrate and his shot accuracy and- power is out of the world. Pogba scored a few screamers since he came over of Man Utd also on a free. We hope to keep him at the team and make him the superstar he is expected to become.
Carlos was a supertalent when he played for Boca Juniors, Brazilian side Corinthians spotted the young Argentinean and from then on his career was on the rails. Tevez went to West Ham, Man Utd, Man City. At Man City he could finnaly show his quality again, scored a lot of goals for them and was one of the first big signings Man City made. But in the end Tevez had a discussion with Pellegrini and decided to join us. Tevez is a very fast and athletic striker, he always gives it his all and isn't afraid for anyone of anything.
Buffon, a living legend for the club. Gianluigi Buffon came over from Parma at the age of 23 and Juve paid a fee of 50 million!!!!!! which was still a lot of money in that time. Buffon played over 400 games for Juve and won the Serie A eight times with the club. In total Buffon earned 35 awards which proves that he is one of the best goalkeepers football has ever known.