Aquilani impresses in Juventus victory

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Juventus head coach Luigi Del Neri praised loan midfielder Alberto Aquilani for his fine performance in the 4-0 weekend win at home to Lecce.

The Liverpool outcast opened the scoring in the Stadio Olimpico and helped Juve dominate throughout, with Felipe Melo, Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Del Piero also getting on the scoresheet.

Del Neri commented: “The team is improving in every area.

“Aquilani has pushed his way into this squad. He has technique, has matured and alongside him everyone is doing better.”

Meanwhile, Aquilani is hoping that his performances for Juve could help him win a recall to the Italy national team set-up.

He told RAI Sport: “Of course I am looking for a return to the Nazionale, as one of the reasons I came back to Italy was the greater visibility it gave me.

“Now the most important thing is playing as best I can for Juventus.”