Tuesday January 11 2011
Juve are fighters, says Toni

Even though he has only been at the club for a week, Luca Toni claims there is an impressive fighting spirit within the Juventus dressing room.

The Turin giants are in something of a crisis after suffering heavy defeats back-to-back against Parma and Napoli.

Toni made his debut at the San Paolo and saw a debut goal ruled out, much to his disappointment.

"I scored," he said. "It would have changed the games. It was legitimate. I have watched the footage again on TV and the images confirm my feelings.

"I anticipated Morgan De Sanctis coming out of his goal and struck the ball cleanly."

Juventus ended up losing 3-0 and have fewer points in Serie A at this stage of the season than they did last year when supporters were calling for the head of Ciro Ferrara.

"I have seen my teammates angry at the end of the game. They weren't at all downcast.

"There was a desire for redemption in their eyes, to play again as soon as possible and to erase this false step from their memories. It's a good sign.

"We have the entire second half of the season still to play and the results of the last two games show that no one is running away with it and that all the opponents are competitive.

"We knew that it wouldn't be easy against Napoli, but we started well.

"We know that there is a lot of work to do. Now we are thinking about the Coppa Italia, which is an important objective," he concluded.

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