Zac: ‘I hate going out like this’

Posted on 18/03/2010

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Alberto Zaccheroni admits “I hate to go out like this” after Juventus once again let a lead slip.

“Even with 10 men, we should’ve done better. I hate to go out like this,” said the Coach.

The Bianconeri crashed out of the Europa League with a 4-1 defeat to Fulham, 5-4 on aggregate, after David Trezeguet had given them the lead 100 seconds in.

It was eerily similar to Sunday afternoon’s Serie A match, when Siena were losing 3-0 after 10 minutes only to grab a 3-3 result.

“On Sunday we might’ve considered the game to be over at 3-0, but on an English pitch you should not let the tension drop to that degree.”

Fabio Cannavaro was harshly sent off after 27 minutes, but Juve capitulated at Craven Cottage.

“There is no doubt that the defensive element of our team needs to be improved. It’s a shame, as we could’ve gone through and had started well.

“We scored and were positioned comfortably, but the red card fired up Fulham and we struggled under pressure when they put bodies in the box.

“Overall they were sharper and had the great credit of playing a dynamic game.”


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