Tuesday April 3 2012
Budan: 'Juve not world class'

Palermo striker Igor Budan has mocked Saturday’s opponents Juventus, complaining they have “no world class players.”

The two clubs go head-to-head at the Stadio Barbera at 17.30 UK time this weekend and Juve are just two points adrift of Serie A leaders Milan.

“Juve have no world class players,” said the forward during a press conference.

“I thought Mirko Vucinic would be able to do more, but he had a few problems. Unfortunately for us, he is now getting back in shape.

“I respect Marco Borriello and Alessandro Matri, but they are not Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, Andrea Pirlo is having a great season and I hope he gets a few passes wrong on Saturday.”

Palermo received a big boost at the weekend when they earned their first away victory of the season, conquering Bologna 3-1.

“I think Emiliano Viviano’s save on Marco Di Vaio when we were 1-0 down made a huge difference, as it would’ve been tough to come back from 2-0 down.

“We have a great squad and were always very united, trying to keep a positive atmosphere.”

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