Thursday March 10 2011
Matri: Juve need a positive result

Alessandro Matri is certain that all Juventus need is a positive result to get out of their current crisis.

The Old Lady has lost three on the bounce and now looks unlikely to qualify for next year's Champions League.

"A positive result would help us unblock ourselves," Matri said. "We are going through a negative period and we're aware of it, but we mustn't pull ourselves down.

"It's awful to hear that we don't work enough, because it's not like that at all. Both in training and in games we give everything, but the results aren't coming at the moment.

"People who have spoken of a psychological problem are right. I am convinced that once we unblock ourselves mentally, we'll do a lot better.

"Now we must all remain united - the club, the Coach, the staff and the team, because only this way can we get out of this difficulty.

"I want to keep going down this path because it's the only way to realise the objectives that I have fixed myself."

Asked if the national team is one of these, he replied: "Well, the argument hasn't changed. If I keep doing well with my team, the rest will follow as a consequence."

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