Marotta: Juve will not give up

BY foxsports • April 11, 2011

Juventus managing director Giuseppe Marotta has promised the club's fans the team will fight to the end for a Champions League spot.

The Turin giants beat Genoa 3-2 on Sunday to stay in the race for a top-four finish in Serie A this season. The win left them in seventh place, six points behind Lazio, who hold the last Champions League qualifying spot.

"The distance between ourselves and the Champions League qualifying zone is big," said Marotta to Tuttosport.

"Six points is a lot but there are six games left to play and we have the duty to believe it is possible. We have proved that we can bounce back."

The Turin outfit have been hindered by injuries and have also failed to find any consistency this season. After a poor start to the year, Juve are back on track having won their last three league games, including a 2-0 triumph at Roma.

"(Coach Luigi) Del Neri has done a great job with a team that still has to grow," said Marotta. "Patience is needed.

"This season there have been many coaching changes and we have been criticised for not changing our coach.

"Our fans are very demanding because they are used to seeing Juve play at the highest level and achieve important results.

"But Del Neri has had to deal with a lot of injuries.

"We are one of the few teams that despite not having the best of seasons, we have not changed our coach."

Juventus travel to Tuscany to face Fiorentina this weekend.

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