Monday April 28 2014
Savicevic: 'Refs helped Juve'

President of the Montenegro FA Dejan Savicevic stirred up controversy, claiming Juventus were “pushed forward by referees” this season.

The former Milan star spoke to Radio Sportiva and made some sweeping accusations.

“Juventus have been the stronger team in recent years, but this season they were pushed forward by referees. You could already tell in the opening 10 rounds how it was going to end,” said Savicevic.

“I agree with Rudi Garcia when he says the referees helped Juve. They would’ve won anyway, but the ‘help’ was still there.

“However, I don’t agree with his claims that opposition teams give up against Juventus.”

Savicevic was also asked about the chaotic situation at his former club Milan, with Clarence Seedorf in the balance after replacing Massimiliano Allegri in January.

“Milan are struggling and it’s only natural after a change of management, though in my view Seedorf is doing well. He had many injuries to deal with and doesn’t have the same great players I had in my day.

“I think Milan were wrong not to sack Allegri last June. For next season they have to understand the club’s real objectives and based on those decide what to do.

“I like Adel Taarabt and Adil Rami, so I hope they stay.”

Serie A’s most famous Montenegro international is Mirko Vucinic, who was on the verge of a move from Juventus to Inter in January before it collapsed at the last minute.

“Vucinic made a mistake in not leaving Turin. In his place I would’ve gone.”

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