Ciro Ferrara and Alessio Tacchinardi won the 1996 Champions League with Juventus and said Ajax team manager David Endt “ought to be ashamed” for accusing them of doping.
Endt worked in Amsterdam from 1993-2013 and said their upcoming quarter-final was an opportunity for revenge.
“At the time in Rome, we played against a Juventus side who later turned out to be perhaps a bit doped, no-one knows the truth…” he told Radio Kiss Kiss.
A couple of the Juventus players who won that Final in 1996 have responded via SportMediaset.
“I listened to these statements from the oh so famous David Endt and can only say he ought to be ashamed of himself. Shame on you!” replied Tacchinardi.
“That team worked hard from the first day of pre-season training to bring the Champions League back to Turin and we achieved that dream.
“If anything, I hope his words act as further motivation for our players to eliminate Ajax yet again. Shame!”
Former teammate Ferrara joked that Endt was doing the same thing as Ajax in 1996.
“I’d like to point out that Endt helped us a great deal in that victory. A few days before the final, the Coach Louis van Gaal was asked who would win the Champions League and replied: ‘I don’t know, but that trophy is coming back on our plane.’
“Well, as the man responsible for team communications, Endt should know that statement made us pretty fired up.”