Saturday November 10 2012
Alessio: 'Last season's Juve'

Stand-in Coach Angelo Alessio praised the Juventus return to last season’s mentality, but won’t assure Fabio Quagliarella of a starting spot.

The striker netted a sensational hat-trick in their 6-1 win away to Pescara, a strong response to ending their 49-match unbeaten run last week.

“We took the right approach and attacked them from the start, adopting the same mentality as last season. Our football is organised, but also unpredictable, as everyone seems to find the net in this squad,” said Alessio.

“Quagliarella proved in every opportunity he has been given that he can do well, but Antonio decides his line-up based on the opponents and the training sessions. Quagliarella went off because he had cramp, nothing more.

“Mauricio Isla did well, but that doesn’t mean the door is closed for Stefan Lichtsteiner. Everyone has the opportunity to be of use to the team.”

Paul Pogba was left behind this weekend as punishment for turning up late to two training sessions.

“Any decision that Antonio makes, the players have to just focus on training and doing well. We have rules that need to be respected.”

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