<<Back
Lippi guarantees 100% from Juve

December 4, 1996
Carling Net

Juventus coach Marcello Lippi is adamant that his team will give 100% effort tonight when they face Fenerbachce in the Champions' League.

Manchester United are looking for a favour from the Serie A giants when they tackle Rapid Vienna in the other group game.

Lippi will not name his squad until an hour before the game but is likely to leave the likes of Alen Boksic, Didier Deschamps, Vladimir Jugovic and Ciro Ferrara on the sidelines.

Juventus have already qualified for the quarter-finals but Lippi is anxious they put on a good show.

He said: "Alex Ferguson and my good friend Brian Kidd should know that we don't want to put a stain on our reputation.

"I will field the best formation I can in keeping with our situation regarding injuries.''

Certainly Alessandro Del Piero will be fired up against the Turkish side. He scored the winner at Old Trafford from the penalty spot and is anxious to win the prize for the competition's leading scorer.

Such is the strength of Juve's squad that most of their fringe players would be automatic selections at other Serie A clubs.

And Lippi maintains that they will anxious to try and further their reputations tonight especially as they are on home soil.
.