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Thursday March 3 2011
Felipe Melo calls for focus

Felipe Melo has urged his Juventus teammates to remain focused against Milan in order to deliver a much-needed victory for their frustrated fans.

The Old Lady's title bid has evaporated since the start of 2011 and consecutive losses to Lecce and Bologna means they are still seven points away from the top four.

The Bianconeri entertain League leaders Milan on Saturday, a side they already beat 2-1 at San Siro this term, and Melo has a recipe for success.

"There are no margins for error," he told Mediaset. "The Rossoneri are very strong and if you make any mistakes against them then they'll pounce.

"We need to play like we did against them in the first game between us this season, keeping our level of concentration to the maximum.

"The fans are not happy and they're right, because two defeats against sides considered to be 'small' clubs are difficult to swallow," he added.

"They've always been close to us and they've shown themselves to be great. Now it's up to us to repay the affection that they have demonstrated."

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