Del Neri: ‘We’ll go out like that’

Posted on 21/10/2010


Gigi Del Neri blasted his Juventus side for their attitude in Salzburg. “If we play like this, we’re going out of Europe.”

The Bianconeri were extremely sluggish in the first half and deservedly went a goal down, but Milos Krasic came off the bench and scored the equaliser immediately.

Only a spectacular Alex Manninger save from point-blank range in stoppages made sure it was a third draw from as many Europa League group games.

“Any team will cause you trouble if you are not prepared to face them in the right way,” warned a furious Del Neri.

“Several players are behind in their fitness levels, such as Amauri. In the second half we played with more conviction.

“The introduction of Krasic brought a more vivacious spark to our football.”

Before this match Salzburg had not scored a single goal or picked up a point in the Europa League.

“Evidently these games ought to act as a lesson for us. If we play like this, we’re going out of Europe.”

With just three draws, Juventus are still in third place in Group A, behind Lech Poznan with four and Manchester City on seven.

Roberto Mancini’s side are breaking away at the top after Emmanuel Adebayor’s hat-trick in tonight’s 3-1 win over Lech Poznan.