Serie A Team of Week 31
Following a long weekend of dramatic football during which several Italian strikers found their feet again Dave Taylor picks his best XI.
Benitez: Not quite Napoli’s best
Rafa Benitez has reiterated that Napoli’s performance against Juventus was ‘almost perfect’, but picks two other showings this season as better.
‘Juve must show hunger’
Leonardo Bonucci says Juventus must show the hunger needed to bounce back following their defeat to Napoli.
Menez has Juve agreement - report
Jeremy Menez has an agreement with Juventus for next season, according to reports in the Swiss Press.
'In two years we'll be challenging'
Hernanes believes that it will take two years before Inter are back challenging for the Scudetto.
Evra agent: No decision yet
Patrice Evra’s agent has revealed that the Manchester United defender has yet to make a decision on his future.
ADL: Bonuses for second place
Aurelio De Laurentiis says he will pay the Napoli players a bonus if they can finish second, and keep Pepe Reina.
Buffon: Absences have hurt us
Gianluigi Buffon believes that Juventus have been struggling for the past six weeks due to the absences in their playing staff.
‘Roma’s Scudetto dream legitimate’
Roma director general Mauro Baldissoni has reflected on the club’s ‘legitimate dream’ of the Scudetto, and calmness over Rudi Garcia’s renewal.
‘Difference between Italy and Spain…’
Carlo Ancelotti has considered the differences that he sees between football in Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga.
Tevez: Roma still in it
Carlos Tevez has warned that so long as Roma remain mathematically challenging for the Scudetto, Juventus can’t call it their own.
Conte: 'Benitez, check your stats'
Antonio Conte told Rafa Benitez to “check his calculations,” but confessed Napoli deserved to beat Juventus.
Benitez: 'Napoli stronger on the night'
Rafa Benitez reiterated Juventus still have more “strength in depth, but with a starting XI anything can happen.”
De Laurentiis 'proud of Napoli'
Aurelio De Laurentiis was “proud of this Napoli” after their 2-0 victory over leaders Juventus.
Insigne: 'For Napoli and for Italy'
Lorenzo Insigne hopes his fine performance for Napoli against Juventus was seen by Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli.
Napoli bring down Juventus
Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens have blown the Scudetto race open by beating Juventus 2-0 in a San Paolo firecracker.
Marotta: 'Juve had police escort'
Juventus director Beppe Marotta hit back at Rafa Benitez and revealed the welcome in Naples was “not as bad as last year.”
Benitez: 'Fans lined the streets'
Rafa Benitez admits “it looked like a Champions League game with fans lining the streets” to cheer on Napoli’s team bus.
Llorente: 'Victory step towards title'
Fernando Llorente admits a Juventus win at Napoli tonight “would be a very big step towards the title.”
Inler: 'Anything can happen'
Gokhan Inler warned “anything can happen in 90 minutes” when Napoli welcome Juventus tonight.
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