Tuesday December 28 2010
Del Neri focuses on winning

Juventus boss Gigi Del Neri is focusing on winning as many games as possible in the second half of the season.

The Bianconeri were back in training this morning after a short break for Christmas.

Juventus currently lie fourth in Serie A, five points adrift of League leaders Milan.

"I was happy to see everyone arrive without anyone being late," Del Neri said. "This is an example of great professionalism. We are beginning to work with the best of prospects.

"This isn't a real training camp. I feel that it's important after eight days of holidays that the players find themselves all together again.

"We eat and sleep well. We have put together a plan whereby the players can see their families during the week and, for example, they will spend the first day of the New Year at home.

"We are working on several different aspects to focus the mind in the next five months. You need the physical work to polish up the functions like strength, resistance and speed.

"Buffon and Amauri, but also Martinez and De Ceglie are with us. Obviously there are those who have done a different kind of work from the others, Del Piero included, but it's beautiful to see all the group working together again.

"They are very important because, like the President says, we have to win all the games on both of the fronts on which we are engaged. We still have to improve with respect to what we have done in the first six months of the season and keep going forward to see what happens.

"The League and the Coppa Italia are our priorities. We have to try and win them," he concluded.

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