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25 Sep 2013 - in: Serie A

Quagliarella reflects on spirited fightback

Tonight’s goalscorer analyses the Bianconeri’s display at the Bentegodi: “The goal pushed us to go for the winner, but we can’t keep letting our opponents take the lead”

Fabio Quagliarella believes Juventus should be proud of their character displayed in battling back from a losing position for the fourth game in succession to beat Chievo 2-1 at the Bentegodi.

But the forward also admitted the team may not always be able to rely on their never-say-die spirit to recover a deficit and will have to get back to the drawing board in order to eradicate what has become a recent bad habit.

Speaking after the Bianconeri’s victory in Verona, the 30-year-old said: “It’s not a good sign. The manager drummed it into us during the week, we can’t keep letting our opponents take the lead. It’s something that needs to be worked on, even if up until now we’ve had the character to come back.”

Quagliarella celebrated his 250th Serie A appearance by getting Juve’s revival up and running with a 47th minute equaliser. And whilst expressing his pleasure at managing to hit the target after Christian Puggioni’s spectacular double save, the Naples-born frontman was eager to look ahead to Sunday’s derby clash against Torino.

He concluded: “I needed to shoot three times before it eventually crossed the line. Thankfully it went in and the goal pushed us to go for the winner. Now we’ll think about the derby, it’s a very important match for both fans and players. Torino play a good brand of football and we hope it’ll be a decent game.”