Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says he has never considered the possibility of his side failing to qualify for the Champions League.
The Bianconeri haven’t won in four matches and replaced Ciro Ferrara with Alberto Zaccheroni late last week. They currently lie sixth in Serie A, 15 points behind League leaders Inter.
“I have never reflected on the prospect because I have never taken into consideration the possibility of not being in the Champions League,” Buffon said.
“With the squad that we have, we can finish in the top three places, but it’s clear that to do it we have to be ready to take in what the Coach asks of us.”
Finally Buffon turned his attention to Ciro Ferrara’s dismissal.
“Unfortunately for coaches when things go like this it’s easier to change one person rather than 25. But when these players have a stand out sense of responsibility, they have to know that there are no more alibis.
“I feel sorry for Ciro because our Coach and our friend has paid the price. You cannot remain insensitive in front of an overall failure,” Buffon concluded.