Saturday March 5 2011
Marotta: 'Del Neri is Juve's future'

Director general Beppe Marotta insists Juventus will not sack their Coach. “Gigi Del Neri is our future and responsibility is to be shared out.”

Many expected the Bianconeri to wield the axe following a third consecutive defeat, falling 1-0 at home to Milan, and a seventh loss in 12 games.

“The club must make an objective analysis and understand if the Coach is to blame for this situation,” said Marotta.

“The responsibility is to be shared out between everyone. We cannot just put Del Neri in the dock, so we will continue with this solution. The important thing now is to bring calm back to the squad and hope to get some players back to full fitness.”

Many of the issues at Juve appear to be psychological, as they often go a goal down and struggle to react.

“Many of our new arrivals certainly don't have the same career behind them as Milan's men, so in the next transfer session we'll focus on international experience as well as quality.

“Unfortunately, we didn't expect to run into such a negative situation this year. There will be no revolution, as we laid the foundations for the future of Juventus this season and that includes Del Neri.”

As for this game, Marotta felt there had been an improvement compared to the defeats against Lecce and Bologna.

“We never had a shot on goal, but Milan didn't create much either. It was an ugly game and the Rossoneri proved they were stronger than us at this time, but I saw far more determination than in our recent outings. It's just a tough moment for us.”

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