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Juventus president Agnelli explains media blackout

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has explained their media ban after the draw with Genoa.

None of the players nor coaching staff spoke to reporters after Sunday's stalemate.

"We took a moment for reflection. Some of the thoughts we had previously expressed in the recent past have attracted much attention, so we felt a day of reflection would to well. This morning was the usual opportunity for us to take stock," said Agnelli.

"With Milan there is a healthy sporting rivalry and I think it's great and right. Between the two clubs there has also been great political convergence.

"We knew that to return Juventus to success would take a great effort and we now realise that we must be able to fight against everything and everyone, conscious that our strength is sufficient enough to get results.

"Did we pay for [Antonio] Conte's outburst after Parma? I do not think so, because from this point of view you can say that Juve have paid from the first week.

"Are Juve angry? No, this is a Juve of fun, that appeals to the fans who make us proud, this is a Juve that is doing its job, which is to compete to win."

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