Sunday January 23 2011
Del Neri accepts precious point

Gigi Del Neri believes Juventus earned a precious point in “an emergency situation” at Marassi.

The Bianconeri were held to a 0-0 draw by Sampdoria and lost Armand Traoré to injury in the opening minutes.

“We had scoring opportunities both in the first half and the second. It's a period where things aren't going well for us, so we must accept this point,” said the Coach.

“Keeping a clean sheet is also important to prove we are out of the crisis. At this moment, Amauri is the only fit centre-forward and he performed well today. We are in an emergency situation and are doing our best in the circumstances.”

Alessandro Del Piero was suffering from flu and came off the bench to replace a quiet Milos Krasic.

“The thing about Krasic is that he hasn't stopped since the World Cup and used up a lot of energy this season,” continued Del Neri.

“He is feeling the strain now, but we have players who can handle this difficult moment. The absence of Felipe Melo was sorely felt and thankfully the three-match ban has now expired.

“As for potential reinforcements from the market, it is very complicated, as Juve have to look at results as well as the economic aspect.

“We have to work with what we have now, which really isn't at all bad.”

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