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Tuesday November 30 2010
Del Neri: 'Juve can do it'

Gigi Del Neri has absolute faith Juventus can beat Lech Poznan and Manchester City to qualify for the Europa League knockouts.

The Bianconeri's chances are very slim after just four draws from as many group games, so they must win the remaining two, starting from the trip to Poland on Wednesday.

“All the competitions are important to us, including Serie A and the Europa League,” assured Coach Del Neri.

“It would be a shame to go out, as we came here to go through and we'll fight to achieve that aim.

“We strained in this competition and want that effort to have been worth something. Our recent Serie A performances give us an excellent chance of getting the results we need.”

When these teams last met, Lech Poznan earned a shock 3-3 draw in Turin, so Juve face a difficult test in the freezing temperatures of Poland.

“It hasn't exactly been warm in Italy either recently, so I don't think the cold will be a problem, as long as the pitch isn't frozen. Lech are accustomed to these conditions, but we have also played in sub-zero temperatures.”

There are precious few options amid injuries and the fact Alberto Aquilani and Fabio Quagliarella are cup-tied.

Del Neri hinted at a start for 18-year-old youth team right-back Vincenzo Camilleri, who spent a year at Chelsea.

“We will play with Vincenzo Iaquinta and Alessandro Del Piero. Felipe Melo needs to rest, so he will be left out.

“Will Camilleri make his debut? It's not hard to guess, seeing as he's the only available player in that position. He already has overseas experience and played at a certain level with Reggina.”

It is also a very special game for the club, who visit Poland for the first time since legend Gaetano Scirea was killed in a car accident while on a scouting mission on September 3 1989.

“We will do everything we can to honour Gaetano. He was a great champion and a great man who gave so much to football.”

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