Alberto Zaccheroni admits he struggled to motivate himself in the closing weeks of the season at Juventus.
Zaccheroni was replaced by Gigi del Neri as Juve coach last week.
â€śThe team had started out well and then lost its way,â€ť Zac told Sky Italia television. â€śWhen I arrived there was a lift, but in the 10 days between Siena and Napoli we did not face our tests with sufficient energy, above all due to the number of injury problems.â€ť
That period included the Europa League exit to Fulham, losing 4-1 at Craven Cottage.
â€śIn that moment we lost the points that couldâ€™ve helped us to reach fourth place and Champions League qualification. Then with Sampdoriaâ€™s win at Roma, the motivation of the team was reduced to zero.
â€śObviously there are regrets, as without all those problems in that 10-day spell, we couldâ€™ve done so much better.â€ť