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Sunday January 9 2011
Del Neri: 'We're on the right track'

Gigi Del Neri insists Juventus are “on the right track” and explains they signed Luca Toni because “we don't have Manchester City's money.”

The Bianconeri fell to a second consecutive heavy defeat, falling 3-0 against Napoli and an Edinson Cavani hat-trick.

“We are working on a long-term project,” assured the Coach. “Of course these defeats are painful, but they also help you to learn. We must work on analysing the games carefully.

“We're going through a difficult situation, as we lost important players like Fabio Quagliarella, Vincenzo Iaquinta and Felipe Melo, who would've given the side more quality. There are some problems and we have to try to eliminate them.”

Del Neri caused controversy by picking new arrival Toni alongside Amauri, leaving Alessandro Del Piero on the bench.

“Morgan De Sanctis performed two crucial saves and we had a goal disallowed. We should've passed the ball around more, but it didn't go our way and Napoli did well.

“I think the club made its decisions and built a squad that can challenge for important targets.

“We signed Toni to replace Quagliarella and that is fine, as we certainly cannot compete with clubs like Manchester City. We don't have their money and ability to spend an enormous amount on a single player.”

It was well known that Juve were linked with Edin Dzeko, who completed his transfer to City this week for £27m.

“We have still constructed a good squad and I think we are on the right track.”

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