Saturday March 5 2011
Trapattoni: 'Don't blame Del Neri'

Giovanni Trapattoni has urged Juventus to “have patience and absolve Gigi Del Neri of blame, but Milan remain the Scudetto favourites.”

The Republic of Ireland manager was on the bench of both teams who face off tonight in Turin and gave his view on RAI programme Dribbling.

“The Bianconeri fans are too accustomed to success, but it has been difficult during the innovation process,” explained ‘Il Trap.'

“This Juve is hungry and wants to speed things up, but at times it doesn't pay to be hasty. I think the supporters should have patience and absolve Del Neri of blame.”

Milan are the Serie A leaders, although a defeat in Turin this evening could allow Inter to close the gap.

“Massimiliano Allegri is very careful in observing football trends and the team has found a fine psychological balance with him. They fight back, especially when losing possession.

“Of course their main rivals are Inter, so I think it'll be a battle to the end, but this season the balance is slightly in favour of Milan, so they remain the Scudetto favourites.”

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