Del Neri sees beautiful Juve

Posted on 02/07/2010


Juventus’ new Coach Gigi Del Neri has great expectations for his side both on and off the pitch. 

Speaking at the official unveiling of the Bianconeri new home and away shirts, the former Sampdoria boss who worked miracles with Chievo outlined his plan for the Turin giants.

“I hope that my Juventus is a beautiful and winning one, on the pitch and off it.”

Del Neri was keen to play down the fact he hasn’t been able to work with many of his players on account of them being at the World Cup in South Africa. 

“Incomplete side? The World Cup has deprived us of many elements but the transfer market is open until August 31.

“Football is also made up of youngsters who for the time being will make up our squad. We must be ready for July 29.”

The 59-year-old also toed the line laid out by Italy’s new Coach Cesare Prandelli in saying that team selection will be meritocratic at Juventus. 

“I will treat everybody equally, although in football one player can leave and another can arrive.

“The attack is already complete with Trezeguet. Amauri, Iaquinta, Del Piero, as well as Diego.In midfield we are hard.

“In terms of numbers and quality I think we can stay calm when it comes to the midfield and attack.

“Marotta is still working on the defence and the wings.”

“Diego can either play behind a lone striker or in midfield, but he can’t play behind two-strikers.

“I have no interest in how my predecessors worked. My relationship with everyone will be based on mutual respect. Everyone has a job to do.

“Del Piero is a Juventus player and I’m counting on him as a player. He won’t be a non-playing captain.”

Juventus’ new general manager Beppe Marotta also outlined his philosophy for the new Old Lady.

“We want to strengthen our Italian brand by seriously focusing on our youth sector, but we also want to win immediately. That is our objective.

“I’m very optimistic about the construction of the new team.

“No club can promise a star buy right now because the transfer market is pretty still. 

“We want to lower the average age of the team and reduce costs – also because we are not in the Champions League.”

Finally Marotta reacted to scepticism about his recent signings. 

“We’ll have to wait and see what happens on the pitch.”

Source: Football-Italia

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