The sixth and last game of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, Juventus missed qualifying after defeating she met in Istanbul, Galatasaray 1-0 in a second game that took place in Turkey. The fight was scheduled for Tuesday but because of the inadequacy pitch was held on Wednesday at noon. And then of course it still was not in good condition , but could be postponed again.
Ciro Ferrara “ambassador” of the Europa League for the 2013-14 season and he made the draw in Nyon, Switzerland for Round 32 and 16 says only in exclusive interview for Discoveryfootball.com
“I know very well that there was good reason for this and not the UEFA postponed the game again . It was such a racing program that can not be changed again . I was forced to do battle in a stadium that the playing of the place was almost worse than the previous day. They said enough and of course the press in our country that we should throw in the complaint but was not right . The administration looks above all the interests of the club so he decisions. We do not act hastily . Every decision is measured…”
DF: It may however exclude the Juventus of the first European Cup in rank to become in the end good for your team , as has already been designated to become the ultimate at your office in Turin …
Ciro Ferrara: “Yes this is good. Now that will not continue in the UEFA Champions League we have an excellent opportunity to take more weight in Europa League beyond league , so May be the big final . It´s a great opportunity to save the team from several expenses would lose its exclusion from the UEFA Champions League. Of course the UEFA Europa League has the same money but if we can reach the final which will pursue with all our might , perhaps we can win some money”
DF: Ciro to tell us a little about your new stadium , which is among the most modern in the whole world , 122 million euros wager , though you will get a sponsor´s name…
Ciro Ferrara: “The new stadium capacity of 42,000 seats. The stadium was built with an innovative way to be eco -friendly and with the regulations of the Kyoto Protocol ! What does this mean ; It does not emit greenhouse gases. It uses district heating. Harnesses solar energy with photovoltaic. Reuses rainwater. Holds waste and reduces up to 50% of the water needed to irrigate the pitch . It´s a beautiful stadium , close enough to the viewer. And we all know how this helps the players. I like to think that Juventus will be present in the final and will naturally seek to conquer and trophy…”
I thing Ribery
DF: Soon we will have the election of the top player of the World in 2013 , to see who gets the “Golden Ball”.
Ciro Ferrara: “I think it ´s worth the Frenchman Franck Ribery, who won everything in 2013 with Bayern and helped the French national to qualify for the final of the World Cup 2014”.