Gigi Del Neri concedes he is forced into a corner by the Juventus injury crisis. “Everything is going wrong, but I hope we have the character to stay united.”
The squad is decimated for Sunday's meeting with Cesena, as there were two new additions to the list that already includes Jorge Martinez, Paolo De Ceglie, Armand Traoré, Gigi Buffon, Alex Manninger, Giorgio Chiellini, Leandro Rinaudo and Davide Lanzafame.
“Milos Krasic needs 20 to 25 days to recover from his thigh strain, while for Nicola Legrottaglie it'll take a bit longer,” sighed the Coach in his Press conference.
This rules both out of the big games against Roma, Genoa and Fiorentina.
“At least Vincenzo Iaquinta is available, though obviously he can't play from the start after coming back from such a long time off with a muscular problem. It doesn't take Einstein to know Fabio Grosso will play left-back and I think he'll do well.
“We mustn't think about the injuries, instead taking it one game at a time. Everything is going wrong, but I hope we have the right character to stay united and support the team. Our youngsters will help us out.
“The training methods have nothing to do with it, as only two are out with muscular injuries. The other 10 are from trauma on the pitch. We are simply unlucky.”
Del Neri also blasted reports of ill-feeling within the club when Buffon did not attend the official team photographic session on Friday.
“Gigi was not present because he was injured, just as Martinez and De Ceglie were not there. We are waiting for Gigi to give us strength, both on the field and in the squad. I hope we can have him with us from January.”