Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli is delighted with the work of coach Claudio Ranieri this season.

"The Coach and the technical staff are still looking to get the best out of the squad, but in the meantime we are getting excellent results anyway," the Juve chief beamed.

"We are still to show the true strength of this squad because the new players are settling in with the old faces and the young talents.

"If it weren't for some dubious refereeing decisions we would be very close to Inter.

"In any case we are at the top and we have the advantage of not playing in any Cup competitions."