Juventus coach Antonio Conte will not allow himself to be carried away by his team’s lofty position in Serie A.
Yesterday’s 3-0 win over Palermo allowed the Turin giants to leapfrog Lazio, Milan and Udinese and go to the top of the standings.
The unbeaten Bianconeri are level on 22 points with Lazio but have a better goal difference plus a game in hand.
“I will only evaluate the standings when we reach the halfway stage of the campaign and we have faced all 19 other teams in Serie A,” Conte said.
“Then we will see where we are and who we want to become.
“We have to keep working hard because we are aware of the challenges that we will face.”
Juventus, who are the only team unbeaten in the league this season, travel to Rome next Saturday to face Lazio in a battle for top spot.