NEWS
Saturday May 14 2011
Del Neri defiant on Juve bench

Juventus might not qualify for Europe at all, but Gigi Del Neri remains defiant. “Nobody can teach me my job. We've done good things this season.”

The Bianconeri's 2-2 draw with Chievo ruled them out of the race for a Champions League spot, but they are still in seventh place and only the top six go into Europe.

“I was pleased to hear patron John Elkann show his support, as he has clearly evaluated the effort I always put in to my work,” insisted the Coach.

“I have never regretted my decisions and nobody can teach me my job. We have done some good things this season, as don't forget we are the team with the least defeats behind Milan and Inter.

“It's true we drew many games as well, but three draws or three wins cannot change the judgment on an overall campaign's work. It would be banal.

“We have completely rebuilt the squad that we started with in July and big changes do lead to big difficulties. People said I'd find it difficult to lead a group of champions, but that was not the case and I'm happy with the rapport we've forged.”

Juventus face Parma on Sunday with a decimated squad. Milos Krasic and Claudio Marchisio are both suspended, with Alberto Aquilani and Armand Traoré major doubts.

Leandro Rinaudo, Momo Sissoko, Fabio Quagliarella, Vincenzo Iaquinta and Zdenek Grygera are definitely out of action.

“Having Aquilani would be important as an extra alternative to use during the game. We've done everything we had to in order to face Parma with the right spark.”

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