My tribe

Palermo coach Ballardini accepts Juventus too classy

Palermo coach Davide Ballardini refused to be downbeat after their 2-0 defeat to Juventus.

Momo Sissoko and David Trezeguet struck for Juve, leaving Ballardini to concede his team were a step below in class.

He said: "We are a young side, we lack a bit of experience and a little strength. The real difference between Palermo and the big clubs is that to win we have to be at the top of our game.

"The giants have players who are able to turn a match with a moment of brilliance, even when the team isn't playing at its best.

"It was a good performance and Palermo had more than a few opportunities to put Juve under pressure, but today it went like this.

"You cannot leave a side like Juventus space, as they are deadly. We allowed [Momo] Sissoko too much room on the first goal."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?