Pavel Nedved hailed a Juventus team of “superheroes” and insisted Paulo Dybala “hasn’t scored as much, but is playing much better.”
The Vice-President spoke to media at the opening of a new art exhibit in the J-Museum on the historic depiction of football in art, specifically comic books.
“In keeping with the theme of the exhibition, we see our squad as full of superheroes,” said Nedved.
“We hold on tight to our players and believe we have a very strong squad. It’s true, Dybala hasn’t scored as much as he did last year, but he is playing much better and I am very happy with his performances.”
The trip to Sassuolo on Sunday is going to be tricky, especially as Juve have hit problems lately by crashing out of the Coppa Italia to Atalanta and drawing 3-3 with Parma.
Have Atletico Madrid and the Champions League Round of 16 taken over their thoughts?
“We are absolutely not thinking about the Champions League, because there are important Serie A matches to be played. We are very concentrated and working on all fronts.
“Obviously, last week we conceded goals that we are not accustomed to, so we’ve worked on these issues and the team is ready.
“Sassuolo does not represent a crossroads, it’s just a game worth three points that we absolutely want to win.”