Sunday July 17 2011
Doni: 'Atalanta deserve Serie A'

Cristiano Doni reiterated his innocence in the betting scandal and defended Atalanta. “We proved on the field we deserve Serie A.”

The captain was one of several figures arrested as part of inquiries into a betting ring and alleged match-fixing.

“We proved on the field that we deserve our place in Serie A,” declared an emotional Doni today at pre-season training.

“We will prove on the field that we deserve to stay there. Nobody can take that away from us.”

The midfielder was moved by the supportive chants of the fans and reiterated in this week's interrogations with the FIGC that he is innocent of all accusations.

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