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Monday February 21 2011
Marchisio: Fourth place at risk

Claudio Marchisio is beginning to doubt whether Juventus can finish in fourth place this season and qualify for the Champions League.

The Old Lady lost 2-0 to Lecce in calamitous circumstances on Sunday lunchtime and are now seven points behind Lazio who occupy the final Champions League spot.

"The group is always united, but we are not compact when we go out on the pitch against the little teams," Marchisio said.

"We don't have the mentality of a great team. We must improve. The team is angry, very angry.

"Del Neri is very angry, but we know among ourselves that we played very badly. Right now I am really not thinking about fourth place.

"The only thing that we can do is remember the horrible feelings that we feel now.

"We aren't afraid. We don't lack desire. We must be more ruthless."

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