Monday January 17 2011
Aquilani: 'Juve aren't title contenders'

Alberto Aquilani has been frank enough to admit that he doesn't consider Juventus to be title contenders this season.

The 26-year-old midfielder scored Juventus' winner against Bari on Sunday, which takes his side level on points with fifth placed Palermo in Serie A.

Speaking after the game, he said: "I have felt that we have been put in discussion recently.

"Juve were used to having players like Zidane and Nedved. We can't win the Scudetto. Inter, Milan and Roma are stronger.

"The objective is fourth place. We have to roll up our sleeves and go forward like this.

"By now I am playing more as a deep-lying midfielder than as a central midfielder. I rarely score but I am fine this way.

"There are many injured players. This is Juve and it's hard work. But we need to go forward like this."

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