From the papers
February 21, 2001
Juventus Official Site
The Gazzetta dello Sport
comments on the controversy regarding Juve's new contracts being tied to
success for the team. Ancelotti will be the first to sign the contract
with Juve, that on top of a fixed salary, will provide bonuses only in
the case of targets being reached on the pitch. However there has been
a lot of opposition to these contracts, with Zago being ready to meet any
Meanwhile Tacchinardi will
go from being someone whose place in the team was a little precarious,
to being the captain. He will take the captain's armband, and commented
that this responsibility is "important". Del Piero instead has refused
to speak about issues at Juve, "excuse me, but at the moment these things
don't interest me".
The Corriere dello sport
leads with the story that Ancelotti has been tempted by an offer from Barcelona.
The Spanish club have made a sumptuous offer, of over four billlion a season;
with success in the league and champions league being worth another two
billion. Yesterday, a meeting between Moggi, Giraudo and Bettega, concluded
with little being settled. The first alternative to Ancelotti is still
the Bianconera are also
considering De Canio and Vavassori.Finally Agnelli has repeated that the
players contracts will be based on bonuses.
Tuttosport claims that Thuram
will move to either Juve or Milan. The French defender has announced in
an interview with Le Parisien that he will leave Parma. Chaos with referees,
Moggi outlines Juve's stance on the issue saying; "Referees, enough mistakes!
I'm not interested what happens to other teams, I just want the referees
to be honest with us". Agnelli, referring to Del Piero says "Godot has
returned". Professor Umberto also celebrates Del Piero's goal, adding that
"Now he must prove himself". Del Piero himself, in light of his father's
death, asks to be left in silence.
Tacchinardi is quoted as
saying that he is frustrated by Juve's position, and that for this reason
he will push himself to the maximum on the field. Finally, Conte's injury
problems continue, leaving him still in doubt.