Chiellini: ‘Juve are embarrassing’

Posted on 17/01/2010


Giorgio Chiellini warns Juventus are “embarrassing” themselves, but Zdenek Grygera has a suspected fractured nose.

“We are absolutely embarrassing ourselves out there,” slammed Chiellini on Juventus Channel after a 1-0 defeat at Chievo.

“We have many injuries, but that is not an alibi. There’s no point hiding here. We are trying, everyone is giving their all in terms of effort, but the results are pitiful.

“We don’t create chances and concede far too much. You can cling to bad luck, but obviously today we did nothing to win the match.

“We can’t seem to get out of this spiral and I don’t understand why. At the end of the game I was dispirited. That wasn’t the case on Saturday.”

This was Juve’s seventh defeat in the last 11 official games, while in Serie A they have lost four of the last five.

“The truth is that there was little difference in performance between our games against Parma and Milan, it’s just that at the Tardini we were luckier.

“Midweek in the Coppa Italia we played well against Napoli and had prepared for the same approach with Chievo, but we didn’t manage it. We just could not hurt them.

“The problem is we do not create scoring opportunities, as in the last three Serie A games we’ve barely had a shot on target. We hope to find the light at the end of the tunnel.”

The injury crisis looks to be deteriorating further, as during today’s game Grygera went off with a suspected fractured nose. The Czech defender has a slight head trauma, as confirmed by the official Juventus website, and will require further tests.

Jonathan Zebina and Fabio Cannavaro also required treatment for head injuries at the Bentegodi, but these are thought to be just cuts.


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