Juventus coach Del Neri satisfied with Roma draw

Juventus coach Gigi del Neri was satisfied with their 1-1 draw against AS Roma.

Juventus coach Gigi del Neri was satisfied with their 1-1 draw against AS Roma.

A sensational Vincenzo Iaquinta volley was cancelled out by Francesco Totti's penalty in a wide open draw between Juventus and Roma.

Del Neri said: “There will be debate on this match, as some will say Roma deserved to win, while I say my side has real character and Juventus absolutely deserved the victory.

“Keeping the ball means nothing in football, as you have to finish it off with goals. It is not a boxing match to be decided on points. We had five or six chances and allowed Roma very few opportunities.”

Del Neri surprised by leaving Alessandro Del Piero on the bench, but his replacement Vincenzo Iaquinta scored the goal.

“He did very well and used up a lot of energy. We did everything we could to bring home the three points and were on a par with Roma, so I am very happy with my lads.

“If we maintain this spirit, we can go far this season in Serie A.”

 
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