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Juventus coach Del Neri hails defence after Inter Milan stalemate

Juventus coach Gigi del Neri was proud of his defence after their 0-0 draw with Inter Milan. Del Neri is above all proud of the massive improvements in the Juventus defence after holding out Inter.

"We had our chances to score, so did Inter, so I think the draw was the right result," he said of the 0-0 at San Siro.

"We contained the attack forces of both Manchester City and Inter, so that's a definite boost for our confidence.

"Before the back four was constantly under siege, but against the big clubs we have shown that our concentration has improved and can hold out."

Fabio Quagliarella was chosen to partner Vincenzo Iaquinta, leaving Alessandro Del Piero on the bench.

"Quagliarella was a logical choice, as Amauri was not well, while Iaquinta and Del Piero played the whole Manchester City game.

"It was really for his pace, as I thought the way he can turn and shoot at will would cause problems for the Inter defence.

"We could also have played with Jorge Martinez instead of Quagliarella, but I like that he defends as well as trying to make the most of his half-chances.

"I wanted to see this character from the team. Clearly the results are giving us more positive energy too."

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