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Saturday April 16 2011
Del Neri seeks fourth gear with Juve

Gigi Del Neri is targeting a Champions League spot with Juventus, who could earn a fourth straight win over Fiorentina.

“All the games have hidden dangers, so it will be a complicated and difficult match with Fiorentina,” said the Coach.

“It's going to be an important game and our recent wins have allowed us to remain in the hunt for an objective right to the end.”

Del Neri refused to state the ‘objective' is a Champions League place, but Juve are six points adrift of Lazio in fourth.

“If you don't set targets week by week, then you won't achieve them. I don't believe you can think long-term, so focusing only on Fiorentina must be our plan right now.

“The team is in good shape and has improved physically after a poor period, though I don't think the physical aspect is more important than the psychological one. The key is now the team is delivering for 90 minutes.”

Gianluigi Buffon returns to the squad after a bout of flu, though Giorgio Chiellini, Momo Sissoko, Vincenzo Iaquinta and Fabio Quagliarella are still sidelined.

“I understand Marco Storari wanted to make his mark during Buffon's absence and has worked hard in training. I understand him, but I make the decisions.”

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