Coaching and Development Manager
Football Federation South Australia
Trap ashamed after allegations
Giovanni Trapattoni has voiced his disappointment at the latest round of match-fixing allegations to besiege Italian football.
The 73-year-old is still held in high regard in his homeland for his managerial record at Juventus and AC Milan.
This was evident as he was mobbed by fans at the Stadio Comunale Alberto Benedetti while putting his Republic of Ireland squad through their paces.
But it was the integrity of Serie A that was the major concern of the veteran coach.
"Every moment, we have in Italy a surprise," he said.
"Obviously, we are not only sad, but we are also disappointed, very, very much because Italian football is not only this.
"We have had it in the past and also now. We don't have a good reputation and it's important that we clean up this situation because we can't accept every two or three years this disappointment and humiliation for Italian football."
Asked if he was ashamed by the news which broke on Monday, Trapattoni added: "I have spent the past 15 years in other countries, in Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, and when you are proud about your country's football, you can achieve good results.
"This situation humiliates us and me particularly, and I can say the grass is not always green."
Date: 2012-05-30 11:39:11