Thursday September 26 2013
Quagliarella on the defensive

Fabio Quagliarella is concerned by Juventus’ recent habit of allowing their opponents to take a 1-0 lead.

For the fourth game in a row, the Italian champions had to battle back at Chievo last night after also falling behind against Inter, Copenhagen and Verona.

“It’s not a good sign,” the striker who started the game at the Stadio Bentegodi commented.

“Coach Antonio Conte drummed it into us during the week – we can’t keep letting our opponents take the lead.

“It’s something that needs to be worked on, even if up until now we’ve had the character to come back.”

Quagliarella levelled things up at Chievo early in the second half, although he did need a number of attempts to ripple the net.

“I needed to shoot three times before it eventually crossed the line. Thankfully it went in and the goal pushed us to go for the winner.”

Juventus won the game thanks to an own goal and they will face Torino at the Stadio Olimpico at the weekend.

“Now we’ll think about the derby, it’s a very important match for both fans and players. Torino play a good brand of football and we hope it’ll be a decent game.”

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