Friday December 3 2010
Iaquinta: Juve are title contenders

Vincenzo Iaquinta believes Juventus have a squad capable of fighting for the Scudetto despite their elimination from the Europa League on Wednesday.

Juventus have drawn four of their last five games in all competitions, but still lie third in Serie A, although they remain six points behind League leaders Milan.

"We are sorry to be out of the Europa League," Iaquinta told Sky Italia. "We could have gone through. We drew five times - one victory would have been enough to go through.

"I have watched the game against Poznan again. We created many chances. It's a shame. Anyway you couldn't play on that icy pitch full of snow. The game should have been suspended.

"But now we must think about the League. It will be a difficult game against Catania. It's always tough there. But that's fine. We are motivated and we are going there to get the three points.

"We are not inferior to Milan, Inter and Roma. We have improved a lot. We can work more without Europe in midweek and we can concentrate better on the League.

"We are up there and we will fight until the end.

"We create a lot. We can score more goals. But in the end we always find the net. Perhaps we should also look at conceding less. We'll work on it.

"We are a young team. We have changed a lot. The mister is one of those people who works a lot on the tactical side of things and the defensive part of the game: we are seeing improvements in those areas."

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