Sunday March 11 2012
Matri: 'Race is wide open!'

Alessandro Matri insists the Scudetto race “is wide open” as Juventus go into the game with Genoa trailing Milan by two points.

“There are a few regrets at the recent stalemates, but we are also aware that we gave our all,” said the striker.

“Our season remains very positive. We are two points from Milan and the race is wide open, so the Scudetto dream remains and we’ll keep hold of it to the end.

“We score so many goals with our midfielders because of the tactics and movements we practice in training all week, so the credit goes to everyone.

“The Coach chooses his line-up based on what he sees during training and the characteristics of our opponents. I scored two goals against Genoa earlier this season, so I hope to be the ideal forward for this game...”

Antonio Conte will be in the stands due to a touchline ban, so assistant manager Angelo Alessio makes the substitutions.

“To be honest, we were all stunned by the red card against Bologna, as it didn’t seem as if he had protested that much,” noted Matri.

“In any case, Sunday’s performance also depends on what we did during the week, so Conte worked with us throughout. We’ll try to ensure he is not missed and collaborate as best we can with Alessio.”

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