Sunday April 3 2011
Del Neri: 'A fundamental performance'

Gigi Del Neri says this is an “important and fundamental performance for Juventus” with their victory in Rome.

“We are above all happy with the way we played as well as the result,” said the Coach after a 2-0 success at the Olimpico.

“It's an important and fundamental performance for Juventus here in Rome. We started with the 4-5-1 system, but then changed midway through because Roma were putting too much pressure on us.

“With today's results, the team can fight for Europe, even if it won't be easy to recover so many points towards the Champions League.

“We paid a heavy price in some games, but this squad is solid and has a bright future ahead of it.

“It must be noted we also had seven players on international duty with Italy and it's something other clubs cannot say.”

Fabio Grosso and Marco Storari were surprise starters, but put in some of the best performances.

“Fabio has been training for two weeks and I saw he was vastly improving, not to mention highly motivated,” continued Del Neri.

“Someone who won the World Cup cannot suddenly become a stranger in football. Storari really wanted to play and I thanked him for proving his professionalism.”