The view from Italy

All eyes on battle for bronze

May 1, 2012
By Roberto Gotta
Football may not be as crazy as Roberto Mancini says, but most of the events surrounding it are. Take the race for the Scudetto between Juventus and Milan. Both clubs are among the biggest media darlings you could ever come across, yet both managers claimed in recent weeks either that "there are many who will be unhappy at our win" or that "we pushed on despite all the criticism".

There's nothing new or heartrending about the us-against-the-world attitude, but it can get a bit ridiculous ...

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