Juventus looked good early on again in their new 4-2-3-1 formation, easily sweeping aside struggling Sassuolo and registering their first win there under Massimiliano Allegri. After the game, the manager spoke to the media.
"Regardless of Roma's defeat, the season is still long.
"The important thing for us today was to win, the team did well.
"In the second half the team was very good, it was important not to concede a goal and the boys did well."
Allegri, despite the success of the 4-2-3-1, refused to rule out a return to his favourite 3-5-2 in the future.
"The other systems of play will not be abandoned because they could be important cards for us."
With all the talk of a move to Arsenal swirling around, the manager was asked if he would be signing a new contract at Juve.
"The idea of moving forward (together) is there, but there isn't any problem. Maybe it could be for a long time, but that depends on me and the club."
Earlier in the day before the game, director Beppe Marotta had dismissed rumours that Allegri could be leaving the Bianconeri for Arsenal.
“He has a contract, we’re happy.
“Allegri has a contract with us and I reaffirm we have an excellent rapport which has brought us great success. We want to continue growing with him.
“Even without the fact there is a contract, there are no reasons to start creating problems. We are happy with him and he is happy with us.”
Marotta also spoke about how Allegri has transformed the side with the attack-minded 4-2-3-1 system.
“Miralem Pjanic is doing much better with this system and one of the best qualities of the Coach is the ability to get the best out of his players, even by changing system. I am convinced this tactic can lead us to great things.
“Patrice Evra has left, but we already have the replacements in-house, namely Kwadwo Asamoah and Federico Mattiello. We have excellent alternatives to Alex Sandro.”