Former Brazil boss Carlos Dunga feels Felipe Melo will go on to enjoy a commendable season with Juventus if he is shown encoragement.
Melo looked close to the exit door during the summer transfer window, but it was ultimately only compatriot Diego who made way when both were expected to leave.
And with a second chance granted to him by coach Luigi Del Neri, the outlook has evoked the sound of optimism from Dunga.
"Felipe is a champion. He tackles, gives rhythm and plays the ball well. I would always like to have him in my midfield," the coach told Tuttosport.
"There is no need to forgive him. Anyone can make mistakes. He's a lad who needs to be made to understand. It's right to speak to him a lot. Del Neri can be calm.
"Melo will be the real great signing of this new Juventus. If he feels confident, he becomes super. Last year it wasn't like this: You saw him play at 60 per cent of his potential."