Monday May 5 2014
Vialli: Juve monstrous

Former Juventus striker Gianluca Vialli has described the Old Lady’s feat of winning three consecutive Scudetti as ‘monstrous.’

Antonio Conte’s side won the title without kicking a ball yesterday as closest rivals Roma lost 4-1 to Catania.

The ex-Chelsea man paid tribute to the Bianconeri’s accomplishments and said a special type of character is required to keep on winning.

“In order to win once talent is enough,” Vialli told La Repubblica. “But in order to win again you need character.

“In order to win three times in a row, you have to be monstrous! I said it at the start: for Juve to win a third successive Scudetto it would take Conte’s best team yet. That’s what ended up happening.

“They have been pushed. Roma have been fantastic but I repeat, Juve have been monstrous.

“I think of Tiger Woods when he says that the best quality is consistency. Consistency is everything.

“There are great athletes and there are exceptional athletes, those who never stop achieving. They never relax.

“Talent alone is not enough to make you monstrous. The directors, the Coach, the history of Juventus, training and the unity within the camp have all been key.”