Tuesday October 30 2012
Agnelli: Lay off Juventus

Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has defended his club from the accusations being thrown at them after their 1-0 win at Catania.

The Old Lady have been attacked after Catania had a good goal disallowed, while the Bianconeri’s winner should have been ruled out for offside.

“There was an attitude, a behaviour of tension surrounding Juventus before, during and after the game,” he declared.

“There were insults thrown at us in the stands that forced our directors to leave their seats and at the Press conference it was obvious what a siege was waiting for boss Angelo Alessio.

“These are unpleasant things that do the sport no good. We were placed in a state of siege that I find absolutely abnormal and atypical.”

Agnelli admitted that the match officials had made mistakes, but he was quick to point out that Juve haven’t been overly favoured this term.

“We immediately recognised the error and there’s an article on the Panorama website that states how Juve are the team that has benefited the least from alleged refereeing mistakes…

“I condemn this behaviour towards us.”

Agnelli then defiantly underlined how dominant his side have been in the Italian game over the last year.

“We’re closing in on 50 League games without a defeat and, when also taking last season into account, we’re coming off the back of 18 wins and two draws.

“That is not to mention the ban of Coach Antonio Conte. We’re waiting for him to return, waiting for him to unleash the great sense of desire that he has!”

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