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Ferrara unhappy with comments from Juventus players, Zaccheroni

Ciro Ferrara admits he was disappointed with comments coming from Alberto Zaccheroni and his former Juventus players last season.

Zac failed to lift Juve after taking over from Ferrara in midseason.

And the former Juve coach said: "Zaccheroni admitted that things hadn't improved. He was always correct in his behaviour towards me.

"I don't fixate myself with the statistics. Month after month situations are different. But one thing exists for certain: it wasn't my fault.

"I have no bad feeling towards Juve and their fans because you can't forget 16 years because of six months. Last week I rescinded my contract because I want to return to work as a Coach, not because I felt compelled to abandon Turin.

"That said, in the days that followed I read comments that hurt me. Footballers are made this way, but phrases like: 'Now that we train well' or 'Zac finally makes us work on tactics', as if I had not spent hours on the pitch explaining systems and schemes…

"Let's say that my successor was more prepared. The players who got a worse average number of points with him are really donkeys.

"In general, I don't want alibis, I feel responsible for the failure. The good start and subsequent rain of praise in some way made the tension dip.

"At first I was very demanding and things went smoothly. Then I softened a little. Unconsciously I must have thought that the difficulty was behind me. You can see the inexperience of which I am accused there."

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