Tuesday May 22 2012
Marotta: 'Juve can't compete on market'

Juventus have won the Scudetto, but director Beppe Marotta warns “it’s impossible to compete” with the big European clubs on the market.

“We are proud to have created with Juventus the model for a football club. It all started with the return of an Agnelli to the Presidency, who gave everyone a sense of belonging,” he told the Corriere dello Sport.

“We also must not underestimate the structure, where everyone has their own specific tasks. The Coach also knew the environment and what it meant to be a Juventino. Choosing Antonio Conte was down to Andrea Agnelli.”

The Bianconeri are in the Champions League next season and have said they will reinforce the squad, but signing stars might be difficult.

“Italian football used to be the economic reference point, but it isn’t any more. Today the market is dominated by clubs like Manchester City who can invest many millions. In Italy, those who invested heavily can no longer do it.

“We cannot be market leaders in this environment, but through organisation and the culture of football we must try to reduce the gap.”

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