After a stunning November, Juventus simmered down a little in the Christmas month, ending up with a pretty poor record of one win, three draws and one loss on penalties. Overall Juve went into the winter break three points clear at the top of the table and qualification into the knockout round of the Champions League sealed, which is a good platform to attack the second half of the season from.
At the beginning of the season when we first heard of Antonio Conte's departure and that his sizable shoes would be filled by one Massimiliano Allegri, most Juventini would have gladly settled being in the position that the Bianconeri find themselves in right now. In recent days, Beppe Marotta has announced that Juve will be active in the January transfer market as they look to add a defender as well as someone to play in the trequartista position too.
Here is a breakdown of Juventus' results in this past month:
1-1 draw, away at Fiorentina (Serie A) - Report
0-0 draw, home against Atletico Madrid (Champions League) - Report
1-1 draw, home against Sampdoria (Serie A) - Report
3-1 win, away at Cagliari (Serie A) - Report
7-8 (pen) loss, against Napoli (Supercoppa) - Report
So using a simple grading scale, how do you think Max did this month? Feel free to consider his tactics, team selection, in-game adjustments and any other criterion where he has been involved. Further, also take into consideration what he's doing with the youth squads and how he has rotated the squad, too.
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