Marco Storari has made his claim for a first team shirt at Juventus. "I hope the Coach is not blind," he noted.
Storari played an instrumental role in the 2-0 win at Roma last night when he made some decisive saves after stepping in for the absent Gigi Buffon.
"Only a blind person can't see what I am doing and I hope the Coach is not blind," he stated at the Olimpico.
"I move to Roma instead of Buffon? I have never hidden the fact that I am a Roma fan, but the truth is that I am happy at Juventus and I want to earn some space here."
Storari joined the Turin giants in the summer given that the club needed a replacement for the injured Buffon.
The former Sampdoria 'keeper performed well in the first half of the season, but lost the gloves once a fully-fit Buffon returned at the start of 2011.
Del Neri was told of Storari's strong statement, but he responded by insisting that Buffon is on another level.
"I'm not blind," the tactician noted. "Storari has a champion in front of him in Buffon.
"I want to thank Marco for what he did against Roma and I hope that he stays with Juventus – even if he doesn't play."
Storari will make a decision on his future in the summer, but much will depend on whether Buffon stays or goes.