June 14, 2019

The Old Lady – Why Juventus is Always at the Top of Italian Soccer (And What You Can Learn from Their Success)

There are a few soccer clubs that even those who don’t watch the sport are familiar with. Due to their incredible success, Juventus is one of them.

As one of the best teams in the history of Italian soccer, Juventus’ success speaks volumes about how a few smart moves can make a world of difference.

So, what’s the difference maker at Juventus?

New Approaches

Manager Massimiliano Allegri has an invaluable skill coveted by those who strive for greatness – adaptability.

After Juventus lost an important game to Fiorentina, the coach saw that he had to make significant changes. This is when he introduced the 4-2-3-1 formation. The switch to four forwards was a very bold move that allowed Juventus to play some of the best soccer of the season.

In the world of sales, new techniques emerge on a regular basis. To stay at the top of your game, you need to break free from the norm as much as possible. This will give you a huge advantage over your competitors.

Talent Acquisition

Always willing to splurge, the team spared no money in signing the best of the best.

In 2016, they spent 90 million EUR ($135 million) on Napoli’s superstar forward Gonzalo Higuain. This proved to be a very fruitful investment, as Higuain scored 24 league goals during the season.

But he wasn’t the only player signed. Some of the club’s best players who transferred during the same season included Dani Alves, Medhi Benatia, and Juan Cuadrado, who later re-signed.

Luckily, you don’t have to invest this kind of money to succeed. You do, however, need to invest in yourself. Success requires some upfront costs, so don’t hesitate to pay the price.

Go to a seminar, treat yourself to a good book, or improve in any other way. As long as you do this, you’ll keep progressing.