Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has urged his side to “do their duty” on the pitch after Friday’s points deduction by the Italian football federation (FIGC).
The Serie A giants have been accused of fixing their balance sheets through artificial gains from club transfers.
This drops them from third to 10th place in the table.
Juventus have denied any wrongdoing and confirmed they will appeal the decision to the Italian Olympic Committee’s (CONI) Sport Guarantee Council.
“We have to regroup and only think about the questions on the pitch,” Allegri said ahead of Sunday’s Serie A game at home to fifth-placed Atalanta.
“We don’t have to think about starting over. The legal process is about the business and there will be an appeal. The leaderboard says right now we have 22 points and we have to try to get results and move up places .
“We must continue to do our duty because the sentence is in two months and we must have no regrets when the verdict comes down.”
The club’s board, comprising former chairman Andrea Agnelli and vice-chairman Pavel Nedved, resigned in November.
FIGC’s penalty is more severe than the nine-point deduction sought by prosecutors.
Allegri added that all was not lost for Juventus, who will face French club Nantes in a Europa League home-and-away next month for a place in the round of 16 and meet Lazio in the quarter-finals. of the Coppa Italia on February 2.
“I learned that all situations should be turned into opportunities,” he added.
“We have the Europa League, we have the Coppa Italia and we have 60 league points to play for.
“I am convinced that the players will do everything to make the best of the situation. We are facing a challenge and we may be able to do something extraordinary. In football, anything is possible.”
A total of 11 former and current Juventus managers have received sanctions, including a 24-month ban for Agnelli and Allegri expressing his sympathy.
“In addition to the professional aspect, I am very sorry on a personal level for the disqualification of Andrea Agnelli,” he said.