Friday January 20 2012
Atalanta await ‘Battleship Juve’

Atalanta director Pierpaolo Marino has described Juventus as a battleship ahead of this weekend’s Serie A game.

The Old Lady face the Nerazzurri in Bergamo on Saturday night in a tie that would see the Bianconeri crowned as Winter Champions with a victory.

“I expect a good match,” the former Napoli official told Tutto Juve in an interview. “Juventus, as we all know, are a battleship.

“They are truly playing in an unstoppable fashion and it is not by chance that they are so far unbeaten this season.

“We have great respect for the Bianconeri, but we will try to catch them with surprise.”

The Bergamo boys have had a tough start to the New Year with 2-0 losses to Milan and then Lazio.

“I have to point out that we lost against Milan who are not exactly a newcomer to Italian football,” added Marino. “There was also that debatable penalty.

“In Rome, things got complicated with the dismissal of Stefano Lucchini. In any case, we lost against two great teams who are fighting for the top positions in the League.

“Remember, we are not Real Madrid…”