Sunday December 15 2013
Marotta: 'No need to repair Juve'

Juventus director Beppe Marotta insists they “do not need to repair” the squad after their Champions League exit.

The 1-0 defeat to Galatasaray put a massive dent in their campaign and their projected finances, dropping down into the Europa League.

“All teams take part in a competition to go as far as possible,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia ahead of today’s 17.30 GMT kick-off with Sassuolo.

“We were very bitter at going out, but it is a tournament and each game can be decisive, whether good or bad. We’ll take this as a lesson for the future, as evidently some mistakes and unfavourable situations came together.

“We have a good squad that suits the needs of the Coach. This summer we brought in two quality strikers and two youngsters who are making their mark.

“Juve don’t need to ‘repair’ the team in January and in all honesty I don’t think there will be any advantageous moves for us.”

Marotta also assured there were no problems regarding contract talks with Antonio Conte and Paul Pogba.

“I think the written contract between Coach and club is complementary. The important thing is that both parties are satisfied and I believe that is the case. There’s no reason to think of a divorce.

“As for Pogba, we have no problems. He has settled in well and is growing. There are no signs he wants to change shirt.”

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