Chiellini: Juventus face two months of fire

The defender is trying not to think too much winning the treble, but says the Bianconeri have proven that they have sufficient strength in depth to pull it off
Giorgio Chiellini believes that Juventus have "two months of fire" coming up after they reached the Coppa Italia final at Fiorentina's expense on Tuesday.

The defender played his part as Massimiliano Allegri's men defeated Vincenzo Montella's side 3-0 in the semi-final second leg, turning around their 2-1 loss in the opener, which kept their treble hopes alive.

With a Champions League quarter-final against Monaco coming up this month and now a domestic cup final to look forward to, Chiellini believes the Serie A table-toppers are well-placed to repeat Inter's treble success five years ago under Jose Mourinho.

"Juve wanted to take control of the semi-final from the start," the centre-back told Rai Sport. "We managed to ease into the rhythm well then tried to hit the weak points of Fiorentina.

"I did not expect such a great result, to be honest, with so many key players absent, but this just proves what a great group we have and how everybody deserves to wear the Bianconeri jersey.

"We have to continue to be flexible with our tactics and our personnel, as we have two months of fire coming up.

"Winning games helps one's winning attitude, and these last few weeks in Serie A have given us the strength to thrive in the cup and in Europe.

"Treble talk is more a newspaper's job than mine, but it is right that fans dream of such success. We must not take our eye off the ball, though.

"You have to think about the present and the upcoming matches, not the prize at the end of the road."

On Saturday, Juventus continue their assault on Serie A with a trip to rock-bottom Parma, who surprisingly held Inter to a draw at the weekend, before hosting Arsenal's conquerors Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.