Vincenzo Iaquinta insists he has no problems with his limited role at Juventus this season. The striker has been linked with a move away next month, but he says: "It is nice to be appreciated, if people believe in me, then that means I must be doing well.

"I respect the decisions of coach (Claudio) Ranieri, I'm angry if I'm not in the team, that is normal, but I am convinced of my ability."

World Cup winner Iaquinta added: "You will never hear a controversial word from me. I knew when I was joining that competition for a place in attack would be tough."