Saturday, March 10, 2007

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Although happy to add to his all-time goal tally for the club, Alessandro Del Piero couldn't keep Juventus from dropping all three points this afternoon. After winning three matches in a row, Juve came crashing back down to Serie B reality with an away loss to Brescia. At least the day wasn't a complete disaster, Napoli and Genoa both drew, leaving the Bianconeri with a slim one point lead over second place Napoli.

Didier Deschamps just chalked it up as a bad day:
It was an off day and I saw too many players having difficulty today to hope in a positive result against this Brescia side. They deserve our compliments for an excellent performance. We were missing so many things, both psychologically and physically. Someone thought Juve would dominate all over the championship, but we too can have problems. Everybody thinks we’re already in Serie A, so there is talk of the transfer market and we lose sight of the priorities – what happens on the field. Promotion isn’t in our hands yet. We used up a lot of energy in the first half of the season to get here, as we needed to fight back from the nine-point penalty. There were bound to be a few hiccups.
Hiccups aside, this was the second win in a row for new Brescia boss Serse Cosmi, who won on his debut last week against Albinoleffe. Juve now get ready to host mid-table Treviso on Tuesday. [, Channel 4]

In other Juve news:
  • David Trezeguet, the latest star to play maybe, maybe not in the press. [Channel 4]
  • Mauro Camoranesi has had it, and he's not going to take it anymore. [Channel 4]
  • Next year's wish list keeps getting longer and longer. [Calciomercato]
  • Ian Rush looks back on his career and his one season at Juventus. [Malaysia Star]

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