Juventus coach Del Neri admits reading riot act to Melo

Juventus coach Gigi del Neri admits dressing down Felipe Melo for his red card in defeat to Parma. The midfielder's dismissal sparked Juve's amazing collapse in Turin.

Juventus coach Gigi del Neri admits dressing down Felipe Melo for his red card in defeat to Parma.

The midfielder's dismissal sparked Juve's amazing collapse in Turin.

Del Neri said: “He certainly isn’t happy about it. We gave him a few ‘slaps’, but trust he understood the mistake that he made. He must understand that when he loses his cool like that, it shows a lack of respect and damages the team by leaving us with 10 men.

“Having said that, we mustn’t cancel out the improvements Melo had made before Thursday.”

Juventus have reportedly handed a huge €150,000 fine to Melo.

 
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