Friday April 26 2013
Ziegler explains Juventus exit

Reto Ziegler says he was happy in Italy until he put pen to paper on a contract with giants Juventus.

The Swiss international, 27, joined the Old Lady in 2011 on a free transfer after his deal at Sampdoria had expired.

However, he’s never played competitively for the Turin giants who have since sent him out on loan to Fenerbahce, Lokomotiv Moscow and back again to Fenerbahce.

“Italy was good,” the left-back, whose Turkish side beat Benfica 1-0 in the Europa League last night, told Mediaset.

“But things started to go wrong from when I decided to sign for Juve. Everyone knows that I joined them because of Gigi Del Neri.”

The latter had coached the left-back at Doria, but he was replaced at Juventus by Antonio Conte during the same summer in which Ziegler arrived.

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