Former Juventus coach praises strengthened Old Lady
The Bianconeri defeated Lazio 4-0 in the Italian Super Cup on Sunday further cementing their status as the team to beat.
“After watching them in the Italian Super Cup Final against Lazio, you have to see them as that,” the wily tactician told the Corriere dello Sport.
“They have quality and character, they have been well forged by their coach, while they possess security that other teams do not.
“They have also reinforced their squad with intelligence. Their capture of Carlos Tevez was a great piece of business.”
Delneri coached the Bianconeri for one season, finishing seventh, before being replaced by current boss Antonio Conte, who has gone on to win consecutive league titles.
“We wanted to open a new cycle, but things did not go as we would have liked,” he declared, talking about his Juventus experience.
“The time wasn’t right and the results were not what the people of Juventus rightly demanded.
“I have no regret though. I still regard it as a positive experience for me and I’m happy I got the chance to coach them.
“I hold on to the fact that I launched Frederik Sorensen who still wasn’t 18, while Gigi Buffon returned to world class levels after his six months out because of back surgery.
“We were weighed down by injuries, a lack of experience and the fatigue of the Europa League. We lost our balance and we threw countless games away.”