Sunday May 8 2011
Del Neri: 'I'm 100 per cent staying'

Gigi Del Neri is without Felipe Melo for tomorrow's game with Chievo, but assures he will “100 per cent stay at Juventus next season.”

There has been a great deal of speculation on the tactician's future, especially as qualification for Europe is not yet certain.

“What are my chances of staying on the Juventus bench next season? 100 per cent,” insisted Del Neri in his Press conference.

“They say we have an easier run-in than our other Champions League rivals and I hope that will prove to be the case. Before judging our campaign, everyone must wait until May 22.

“Lately we have found a good balance and the team did all it could, even if we're still lacking something. We could've done better, but could also have done worse.

“What was never lacking in this team was effort. If we win tomorrow night, then we'll be within reach of fourth place.”

Udinese leapt into fourth today with a 2-1 victory over Lazio, while Roma are also still in the race.

“We are fighting for the Champions League, which means apart from Milan, Inter and Napoli all the other sides had our same problems,” continued Del Neri. “It's a tough League for everyone.”

Felipe Melo failed a fitness test on his left calf muscle, but Leonardo Bonucci is in the squad despite spraining his right ankle in training two days ago.

Juventus squad: Buffon, Storari, Kirev; Motta, Chiellini, Grosso, Barzagli, Traoré, Bonucci, Sorensen; Salihamidzic, Marchisio, Aquilani, Pepe, Krasic, Giandonato; Del Piero, Toni, Matri