Melo hoping for fresh Juventus chance under Del Neri

Felipe Melo is seeking a fresh chance under new Juventus coach Gigi del Neri.

The former Fiorentina midfielder has been branded a flop after a disappointing first season in Turin.

“I want to stay with Juve and next season I will do well,” claimed Melo.

“I come back here with the best of intentions. I want to make up for my errors and won't fall for it again. I owe it to this club, my teammates and the fans.

“Even when I was away I received calls of support from Turin. I wasn't alone because I felt part of a group here.

“Beppe Marotta told me to be calm because the club had faith in me. I will thank them on the pitch by having a great season.

Del Neri agreed with Melo and will give the boy another chance this season.

“He is a talented player and I wouldn't swap him for someone of the same level,” noted the former Sampdoria boss. “We will give him a chance. He is an important player for us but he has to behave like one too.”

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