Monday April 23 2012
Barzagli reveals Juve secrets

Andrea Barzagli has revealed the three key ingredients behind Juventus’ somewhat unexpected Scudetto push.

The Old Lady began the campaign as outsiders for the title after two consecutive seventh place finishes in Serie A.

But with five games to go, the unbeaten Bianconeri are top of the table with a three-point advantage over Milan. They’ve also qualified for the Coppa Italia Final.

“There are three reasons behind our season,” the January 2011 signing from Wolfsburg said after last night’s 4-0 drubbing of Roma.

“The first is our new stadium which allowed us to understand the importance of our club’s history and colours.

“Secondly, Andrea Pirlo who is a champion capable of giving something more.

And finally Antonio Conte – our Coach who has passed on to us his character, ideas and way of playing.

“Now he’ll require us to keep our focus for the matches that are remaining, but it’s not necessary. We’ve enough experience and we know what to do.”

Juve moved into their new home in the summer after their old Stadio Delle Alpi was remodelled into a modern day arena.

Playmaker Pirlo was netted on a free transfer from Milan, while Conte joined the club after guiding little Siena into the top flight.