Saturday, 19 May 2007

Deschamps: Back where we belong!

Juventus coach Didier Deschamps is celebrating the club's return to Serie A. "It is where they belong. We couldn’t stand Serie B any more!"

The Bianconeri booked their ticket to Serie A in style with this afternoon’s 5-1 victory at Arezzo, securing their comeback despite a nine-point penalty.

"It is a very joyful occasion," said the coach. "I asked my lads to make sure the result was decided this weekend and it’s only right that now they celebrate."

It is almost a year since their demotion in the Calciopoli scandal and many feared they would not return immediately, but a 30-point penalty was reduced to 17 and then nine on appeal. "We put together so many points and despite it all this has been a very difficult year. We could not stand Serie B any more!"

As Juventus had never been in Serie B before, this will go down in history as their first ever promotion.
"This should not be compared to other achievements of the past. It was a great goal that will remain in history and an adventure on a human level. I am satisfied with the squad and very proud to have taken Juve back where they belong."

[Juve clinch promotion]

Source: C4 Football Italia

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