Juventus boss Del Neri: Krasic no diver

Juventus boss Gigi del Neri insists Milos Krasic is no diver after their 0-0 draw with Bologna.

Juventus boss Gigi del Neri insists Milos Krasic is no diver after their 0-0 draw with Bologna.

The stalemate was sealed after Emiliano Viviano saved a Vincenzo Iaquinta penalty, awarded for Krasic’s blatant dive.

“I am very satisfied with the team, as we kept a clean sheet and at the same time created important scoring opportunities,” said the Coach.

“It is not exactly a step forward, but we must not throw away a point at the Dall’Ara either, especially as we had to immediately change things with Amauri’s injury.”

The Brazilian-Italian limped off during the first half with a right ankle problem and is not expected to recover for next week’s meeting with Milan.

Krasic could also miss out if video evidence is used to show he dived in order to earn the penalty.

“Krasic is hammered throughout every game. I don’t know if there was a foul or not, but certainly he is not the type of lad to do this on purpose.

“I do not expect a ban for him. Do Juve depend on the performances of Krasic? Absolutely not.”

These results push Juve further down the standings, as they are now seven points adrift of leaders Lazio.

“The glass is half full,” assured Del Neri. “We could’ve finished our chances off better, but I think the team created a fair amount.

“We are certainly a fair way off Lazio, who had a great start, but we aren’t so far away from the other teams.

“Juve are not expected to win the Scudetto. Before people complained that we conceded too many goals, now they complain we don’t score them.”

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