How Juventus and Juventus-Milan will cope with the ‘greatest rivalry’ in football
The “greatest rival” in Italian football will have to cope with “the greatest rivalry” in football if they are to beat Juventus and win the Serie A title in 2017, Juventus chief executive Luca di Montezemolo has warned.
“This is a rivalry that has been growing over the last 10 years, not only for Juventus but also for every football club,” Di Montezmolo said.
“The rivalry has not only affected Juventus but every football team, whether it be the one who have been competing against each other for 10 years or the ones who have never had to face each other before.”
The rivalry between Juventus and Milan has reached such a level that, at times, it has been likened to the “Greater Germany” of the 1930s.
Di Montezma said: “The greatest rivalry between the two clubs is the one between the fans.
We know what it is like, and we know how important it is to have an atmosphere that is pure and unpretentious.”
It is a battle that we have to overcome, because when we do that we can win the title.
“If we can manage that, we will have a chance.”
Di Montezzemolo said he is confident the two sides will have enough “energy” to play out a final that will determine the title, which is expected to be decided by a match-up between Juventus’ Bianconeri and Milan’s Cagliari.
Milan, the Italian champions, have a three-point advantage over Juve in Serie A, but Di Montezzer said the Milan boss will be “more focused” on the rest of the season.
“I think we will be more focused on the second half of the campaign,” he said.
But, as always, I’m very happy to have a positive season and a positive atmosphere.””
I hope we have the chance to win it, and I know it will be a very difficult season for all the players.”
But, as always, I’m very happy to have a positive season and a positive atmosphere.
“The clash between Juventus, who won Serie A in 2008 and 2009, and Milan, who finished second in Serie B in 2009, is one of the most highly anticipated matches of the upcoming season.
Juventus face a battle with the Rossoneri to clinch the Serie B title, and their title challenge has taken on added significance because of the death of former Serie A champion Alessandro Nesta.
Nesta died at the age of 42 in April following a long battle with cancer, and the Italian football establishment has taken to social media to express its sympathy to the club’s fans.”
We are deeply saddened by the news of Alessandro’s death,” Juventus wrote on its official account on Twitter.”
He was one of our greatest supporters and friends.
We will continue to support the team and the club, regardless of the loss.
“Milan’s chief executive Adriano Galliani said the “greater rivalry” between the club and the Rossonese was the “most important match of the year”.”
And when it comes, we’ll have everything to do.”