Milan’s Alberto Aquilani insists he has “absolutely no bitterness towards Juventus,” but notes the huge changes since he left.
The midfielder spent last season on loan in Turin, but the club decided not to take up its option to buy permanently from Liverpool, so he moved on to San Siro.
“I have absolutely no bitterness towards Juventus, because they are the side who brought me back to Italy after an unfortunate period in the Premier League,” said Aquilani.
“Of course, compared to when I was there, Juve have changed a lot. Many of the players who were in the starting XI now no longer even find space on the bench. There has been a huge transformation.
“Was it a change for better or worse? Well, if they are still unbeaten, then there must be a reason.”
Milan and Juve are joint Serie A leaders going into 2012 and both are in Dubai for their winter training camps.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!