Juventus sporting director, Giuseppe Marotta has hit back at Francesco Totti following the attacker’s comments in the wake of Roma‘s 3-2 loss against the reigning Serie A champions on Sunday.
The 38-year-old Giallorossi captain was furious after Sunday’s defeat, claiming that the Bianconeri only emerged victorious because of referee Gianluca Rocchi, who awarded the hosts two penalties as well as failing to notice Arturo Vidal standing in an offside position in front of goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski for Leonardo Bonucci’s late winner.
Marotta feels Totti has crossed a line with his remarks, though, and believes Juventus deserved their win.
“I have great respect for Totti as a player. It’s understandable that he’s upset about the result but what he said was unacceptable,” Marotta told reporters. [eap_ad_2]
“In the past Juve have had to bear the brunt for others’ mistakes, but when the team has won it has won legitimately and deservingly from a footballing point of view.
“Every year Juventus are accused of being favoured in dubious or unclear situations, but I believe that these decisions even themselves out over the course of a season.
“When we won the penalty it reminded me of the Juventus v Roma match that was played at the Olimpico in Turin. That year Roma got the decision and this year it was our turn to get a penalty.”
Juventus sit atop of the Serie A table with 18 points from six games, holding a three-point lead over Roma. (goal.com) [eap_ad_3]