The Old Lady destroyed 10 man Udinese in Serie A on Sunday, but the club's caretaker coach insisted the banned Italian remains the driving force behind their fine startJuventus continued their excellent start to the season, despite the loss of suspended coach Antonio Conte, by seeing off Udinese 4-1 in the Stadio Friuli.
While the game was marred by a questionable red card to Zebrette goalkeeper Zelkjo Brkic, Bianconeri coach Massimo Carrera focussed on his own team's performance after the game.
"The team is developing even though we didn't keep the high tempo we wanted to at the start," he told Juventus' official website.
"We wouldn't have conceded their consolation goal last season, so we need to show even more hunger."
And despite winning a number of plaudits for the Old Lady's start to the new season, Carrera was quick to explain the real reason behind their success.
"[Conte] is the real coach. I'm looking to take inspiration from him during the week so the team can continue to feel his presence," he stated.