A Chance To Save Face Against Inter - Juventus President Gigli

The chief is geared up for the rumble against bitter rivals Inter as he lays down the law to his players...
Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli believes the game against Inter is a chance to 'save face and play for honour'.

The Bianconeri welcome the league leaders to the Olimpico this Saturday a full 10 points behind them. Gigli is hoping for a win in an attempt to silence the critics, despite admitting that the chance to overhaul Inter and win the Scudetto is a fading dream, as he warns his men to look behind them and safeguard second place.

"We will play for our face and honour against Inter," Gigli told Il Corriere Dello Sport.

"The Scudetto is an illusion even though the maths does not exclude it just yet. The second place is very important to us, we want it more than Milan."

The chief has also quashed reports claiming there was unrest between captain Alessandro Del Piero and coach Claudio Ranieri.

"Del Piero? No-one has ever doubted him. He was one of the best players against Genoa," added Gigli.

"Was there something between him and Ranieri? I don't think it's possible. If they had something to say to each other then they would have cleared it up."

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com