Del Neri feels Juve responsibility

Posted on 08/07/2010


Juventus’ new Coach Gigi Del Neri says he feels a different level of responsibility to when he was in charge of other clubs. 

Del Neri has been putting his players through their paces at a training camp in Pinzolo. 

Speaking to Sky Italia, he said: “I feel the responsibility of being Coach of Juventus. 

“When you train any team like Atalanta, Sampdoria, Chievo or Ternana, you always have objectives: it’s obvious that here the bar is set higher. 

“I have great respect for the millions of fans who must expect the maximum from us and we will give it. 

“A lot has been done on the transfer market, but we have clarified the objectives that we would like to realise. Obviously there can be difficulties but it’s Beppe Marotta’s job to overcome them. I worry myself with the growth of the team. 

“The World Cup has shown that the play of the team is more important than that of the individuals.

“The promise is maximum commitment and maximum professionalism. Juve can’t allow itself to have a low profile season, the desire is that of obtaining the maximum. 

“We have the job of working towards big objectives and fighting at the highest level. We have all the qualities to do so.” 

Meanwhile, Del Neri backed Brazilian duo Felipe Melo and Diego to succeed at Juventus amid speculation that they might yet be sold. 

“Melo had a good World Cup, which was stained by the sending off against Holland. We will try to give him confidence. I expect a lot from him. 

“Diego is a great player with a great temperament. He must change step, but he has a great chance like all of us. 

“Del Piero is a champion. He is a player, not a director. He has his age, but his technical qualities aren’t up for debate. He will be dealt with like all the others. He will play if he is in form.”

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