Juve eye penalty reduction
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jean-Michel Blanc is confident that Juventus' 17-point penalty will be reduced.
Jean-Michel Blanc is confident that Juventus' appeal against their 17-point penalty will be successful.
The Bianconeri were relegated to Serie B for the start of this season for their involvement in the Italian match-fixing scandal.
They also began their campaign 17 points in arrears, but are hoping for leniency when they take their appeal to arbitration with the Italian Olympic Committee on October 11.
"We expect a sensible reduction of the penalty," said chief officer Blanc. "We have been waiting for this day."
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is confident that Juve will be back in the top flight next season.
"Until now it has been good for us to think the penalty will remain the same for the whole season," he said.
"We achieved a winning mentality and this will allow us to achieve our target."
He added: "Serie B is an interesting experience because there is more humanity."