Sunday September 2 2012
Carrera: 'These are the rules'

Stand-in Coach Massimo Carrera blamed “the rules” on the early red card that saw Udinese go down to 10 men against Juventus.

Zeljko Brkic was harshly sent off after 12 minutes for a last man foul, though it seemed as if Danilo was more at fault for shoving Sebastian Giovinco into the goalkeeper. It sparked a 4-1 Juve victory.

“The rules are rules. When it’s a last man foul, that’s what happens. It’s a shame, but they must be respected,” shrugged Antonio Conte’s touchline surrogate.

“This team is growing, although we still don’t have the tempo we are looking for. Last season we were hungrier, as perhaps then we wouldn’t have conceded the late goal.”

The Bianconeri are in the same Champions League group as Chelsea, so Roberto Di Matteo was in the stands today.

“We played our game, that is all. I don’t know what he got from this experience.”

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