Del Neri: Juve must be more ruthless
Juventus coach Luigi Del Neri is hoping his side can learn from the mistakes made in yesterday's 3-3 draw with Sampdoria.
I Bianconeri have yet to win in Serie A this season but arguably had the better of an entertaining encounter at the Stadio Olimpico. Juve, who went down 1-0 at Bari in their opener a fortnight ago, trailed to Nicola Pozzi's 36th-minute strike but got back on terms through Claudio Marchisio two minutes before the break.
Simone Pepe and Fabio Quagliarella netted further goals for Juve after the interval but on each occasion they were cancelled out, first by Antonio Cassano and then by Pozzi again. "I am happy, particularly with the intensity in the second half," said Del Neri.
"We created chances but also made mistakes. At this stage of the season this is acceptable and mistakes aid improvement. In comparison to the game at Bari we have improved but we know there is still much to do.
"I would like to see a more ruthless Juve team which reads situations better. But if we manage to keep up the intensity we saw in the second half we can move up a gear and soon see the true Juve."
Juve captain Alessandro Del Piero was less upbeat than Del Neri and bemoaned his side's inability to claim the three points. "We threw the match away and even though Samp deserved a draw we should have brought home the win," he said.
"We have great room for improvement, we need to be more positive in attack and more careful in defence. But today we were at least better than we were in Bari."