Contrary to what many people think, Juventus might be the surprise of the new season. I do not know why but i have this strong feeling that the Bianconeri will be serious contenders for the scudetto. Having spent 27.5 million Euros on Leonardo Bonucci and Jorge Martinez, Juventus are still in the market trying to sign at least two more attackers with Edin Dzeko and Milos Krasic being their main targets.
New coach Luigi Del Neri has made it his major aim to ensure the 28 time league champions finish the season in a top four position. The only big surprise, is that out of form striker David Trezeguet might be remaining at the club.
Now Trezeguet is a good player although of late, the former French international has failed to maintain the form that made him one of Europe’s most sort out strikers.
According to his agent Antonio Caliendo, Juventus are not prepared to sell their striker.
“Napoli? Those doors were open by the club, not by us. We waited for a meeting between the directors of both clubs, but that never happened,” Caliendo told Calciomercato.it.
“They don’t want to sell. Like I said before, we are seeing the same things that happened in previous years.”
Another of the club’s players Claudio Marchisio, has reiterated that the Turin outfit has learned its lesson and that they are prepared not to let last seasons pitfalls hinder them in the new season.
“The first part of 2010 was not good. We have to do everything we can to restart. Everyone has the will to do better and prevent the same mistakes from last season.
“Juventus are a strong team, and we have to be aware of that.”
Marchisio’s last statement speaks volumes. Juventus have to be aware that they are not only a strong team but also giant in the sport. Its that sort of belief that could give them the confidence they need to improve their fortunes.
Watching Juventus play towards the end of the season was a pity. It was almost as if the life had been sucked right out of them. Lack of belief and teamwork were the main causes. Hopefully, Del Neri has put measures in place to rectify those problems.
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