Monday January 3 2011
Melo hails Juve spirit

Felipe Melo claims that there is a great spirit within the Juventus camp going into the second half of the season.

The Old Lady has made steady progress under Gigi Del Neri and currently lie fourth in Serie A, five points adrift of League leaders Milan.

"I was in Brazil with my family during the holiday. But it was a little cold… It was only 40 degrees," Melo said.

"Joking aside. I am fully recharged now and ready to start again.

"For me 2010 was very positive. After all, I had a good World Cup, but also managed to return to my best form.

"I don't believe that everyone thought I could manage to win back the club and the fans after a negative season. It was a challenge for me and I am proud to have managed to win it.

"Now I must continue playing like this in order to win together with my teammates.

"We have understood that to get results we have to be united and this is really what's happening.

"There is a great team spirit and this is the most positive aspect," he concluded.

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