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Ferrara insists he is right man for Juventus job

Ciro Ferrara insists he can find a solution to Juventus' crisis after last night's defeat to Roma. Gianluigi Buffon was sent off and John Arne Riise's stoppage-time header earned Roma a critical 2-1 win.

Ferrara said: "Considering what the lads put out there in terms of aggression, commitment and at times quality, we certainly deserved more. Instead we are here commenting on a defeat that is painful, especially in a negative period like this.

"I tried to say a couple of words to the squad in this difficult time, but I stayed behind a little longer to evaluate and consider the situation by myself. We did not discuss things further with the team.

"What I said to the players was that they put a lot of effort in and played for the victory. I think this squad has strength, character and grit needed to overcome this moment together. These are times when you need to be strong men and they are.

"There's no point hiding we are in a difficult situation. At times our defeats have been deserved, at times less so, but the fact remains we are quite far behind now."

He added: "I was a Juventus player for many years, a director and now their Coach. If there's one thing I have in my heart then it is the desire to resolve this problem.

"With the directors we have discussed during the week about this moment. It's something that happens frequently in the last few weeks. All together we need to find a way out."

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