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Tuesday October 30 2012
Julio Cesar: Harder to ref Juve

Former Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar has underlined that refereeing errors don’t just favour Juventus.

The Bianconeri are at the centre of a storm after their controversial win at Catania was assisted by a number of mistakes from the match officials.

“Whoever takes charge of Juventus games is under a lot more pressure than anybody else,” the QPR custodian told TV show Undici.

“Referees make mistakes with all teams, but when they do so in Juventus’ favour then people are going to think of the worst because of what happened in the past [Calciopoli].”

Inter and Juventus will actually meet this weekend and the Brazilian has admitted, with a smile, that he’s no big fan of the Bianconeri.

“I hate Juventus, but only on a sporting level because they are the side who made me the craziest in Italy,” he added. “I hardly ever beat them and that drove me mad…”

The South American was part of the treble winning side of Jose Mourinho in 2010, but that mattered little in the summer when he was forced out of the club.

“I won’t hide it, I’m saddened with how Inter treated me,” he stated. “I was left upset as I expected something else, but that is now in the past and I have cleared the matter up with Massimo Moratti in person.”

Julio Cesar was also asked about any comparisons between Mourinho and current tactician Andrea Stramaccioni.

“I see a touch of Mourinho in Stramaccioni. They have the same hunger to win. Jose is a very intelligent guy who gets his players to give 110 per cent. He knows how to transmit his desire to win games.”

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