Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri has declared Raffaele Palladino has a place in his team.

"He is player worthy of Juventus. I understand he wants to prove something, maybe I am too demanding," mused Ranieri.

"The work he does for the Nazionale is more or less the same as at Juve. I am happy he's champing at the bit, it means the lad is eager. He needs to relax. I have put my faith in him, as Palladino has played more than Vincenzo Iaquinta, who is a World Cup winner."