In a crowded race, the Italian giants are currently fifth, but their star hopes of getting their hands on a trophy provide much-needed confidence.
Cristiano Ronaldo hopes that their Supercoppa victory over Napoli can be used by Juventus as a springboard back into the Serie A race.
With the Portuguese star scoring the opening goal of the game in the 64th minute, Ronaldo and Juventus took down Napoli 2-0 on Wednesday.Alvaro Morata, who produced a goal with the last kick of the game to seal the win for Juventus, joined him on the scoresheet.
Ronaldo’s fourth for Juventus is the trophy, having joined Real Madrid’s Serie A giants in 2018.
The club’s search of a Serie A crown this season, though, would be tough, with Juve having won the championship nine seasons running in a genuine race for the Scudetto.
Juve, as things stand, is fifth in Serie A, 10 points behind AC Milan’s league-leaders with one game in hand.
Inter, Napoli and Roma are among the two historic giants, as the Serie A championship battle is closer than it has been almost halfway through the domestic season in years.
Ronaldo told Rai Sport after the match, “We are very happy with the win, it was hard, especially since the pitch was awful, but we got it done.
“In spite of the poor results against Inter, we showed a different mindset. This is the past, this is a very valuable medal, and we think this will give the team more confidence in the future.
Milan and Inter are really good,” he added, “but I believe we’ve got what it takes to win. It’s going to be very challenging, but I think the Scudetto is still possible.
Ronaldo has now scored 21 this season with Wednesday’s goal, bringing his career tally to 760 for club and country.
Juventus will face off with Bologna on Sunday after the victory over Napoli as they look to build ground on the clubs above them in the Serie A competition.
After that, focus will be turned to Coppa Italia, where Ronaldo and co. will take on SPAL in a quarter-final game on January 27.