Monday September 24 2012
Prade: No Juve explanation

Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has questioned Juventus' part in the Dimitar Berbatov affair before tomorrow's grudge match.

The Bulgarian forward was on the brink of joining the Viola over the summer, but before a deal could be struck - and with the player en route to Florence - the Old Lady intervened.

Ultimately neither side completed the purchase, former Manchester United man Berbatov deciding to sign for Fulham instead, but Fiorentina remain unhappy with how the situation unfolded.

“A certain behaviour has to be maintained,” Prade told ANSA. “We have to set an example for young people and all the fans that are watching. There was no explanation and no phone call.”

The Gigliati offficial refused to comment on whether the club would refuse to do any more deals with the Turin giants, but did remark on the League meeting between the two sides.

“It is a frightening Juve team,” he said. “They have some very strong players who can make a difference. Experienced players who know how to win.

“However, we are on the right track. We want to be a competitive team with its own identity. In football, no team is unbeatable.”

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