Stramaccioni: "Too early to look at other results"

APPIANO GENTILE – "I give my players
the same instructions whether Juventus win, lose or draw. It’s far
too early to be looking at the results of other teams," said Andrea
Stramaccioni when asked during his press conference on Saturday if it was an advantage to be playing after

He then added: "It might be different at the end of the season but not now. In any
case the fixture list is dependent on the European games, since we
play on Thursday. Will I watch Pescara v Juventus tonight? Yes, but
tomorrow I’ll also watch Genoa v Napoli, the Rome derby and all the games
I can, for my education as a Serie A manager. What will it be like
watching the Rome derby? Obviously nowadays I see everything from
Milan, from a different perspective, but I have lots of friends in Rome
and it’s always an intense game. I’ll watch it very closely. Getting back to the subject of the league table, Juventus aren’t the
only team. There’s Napoli, Fiorentina – who if they beat AC Milan
would stake a serious claim for one of the top spots – Lazio…
It’s still early days in every sense."

The Nerazzurri coach was also asked for a comment on Mario Balotelli: "A player of exceptional quality. He proved his worth during the
European Championships with Italy. Regarding his situation in England, I don’t know enough to

Probed about the transfer market, Stramaccioni replied: "I’m not going to talk about
transfers until 1 January. We’ll speak about it after Christmas. In any
case I’m extremely happy with the players I’ve got. I don’t want to
talk about our injured players, even less so those who aren’t even at

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