Juve penalty, Elkann: “Unfair sentence, we will defend ourselves”

For the nephew of Avvocato Agnelli “it is necessary to reform Italian football to build a sustainable future”

“Juventus is the most loved and followed Italian team: it represents our national football. The injustice of this ruling is evident: many have pointed it out, even if they don’t belong to Juventus, and we will defend ourselves firmly to protect the interests of Juve fans and all those who love football. I hope that together with the other teams and the government we can change football in our country, to build a sustainable and ambitious future.” Thus John Elkann in an interview with La Stampa and Repubblica on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the death of his grandfather, Giovanni Agnelli, talks about the 15-point penalty inflicted on the black and whites.

“Juventus are not the problem, but they are and will always be part of the solution. Here the future of Serie A and of Italian football is at stake, which is becoming marginal and irrelevant”, adds Elkann, recalling that “in these 100 years of life together we have gone through a period of great satisfaction and great difficulty: in the last 20 years Juventus won 11 championships on the field, 6 Italian super cups, 5 Italian cups, plus the successes of the Women. The 2006 world title and the 1921 European championship were won by a national team with a strong Juventus backbone. And with Argentina’s victory this year, Juve is the team with the most players who have won a world championship”.