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Manninger: "The Title Race Is Still Open"

"I am sorry to have missed the international call-up but unfortunately I had a problem with my calf. Next week I think I will be back with the group. It was an incredible incident: I injured myself during a leap to save an Amauri shot and we both got hurt simultaneously". Alexander Manninger still cannot believe the incident which forced him to stay off the field recently even though the worst is now over and soon the goalkeeper will be able to return to action.

Alex's importance this season was great and speaking of him as a second goalkeeper does not do him justice:

"I am happy with the choice made in summer - continued Manninger on Juventus Channel - and now I want to continue doing my utmost for the team, getting back into form as soon as possible".

"The title race is still open. We were clever enough to remain close to Inter and in this manner with the direct encounter everything is still possible. We all believe we can catch up with the nerazzurri but we have to pay attention to all the matches. The Italian championship is very competitive and if one concentrates exclusively on the strong team you end up losing many points along the way".