Monday July 28 2014
Zeman: Juve have lost nothing

Zdenek Zeman says that Juventus ‘have not lost anything’ in Antonio Conte’s departure, whilst he plays down expectation on Roma.

The Bianconeri are seen as facing a tough challenge to retain their League title of the last three years following Conte’s exit earlier this month.

Whilst Max Allegri has come in as his replacement, Zeman has dismissed the idea that the Old Lady is weakened.

“They do not lose anything because they have a history and a workforce that is separate from their Coach,” the current Cagliari Coach has told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“As for the departure, the relationship had worn out, the decision had been taken in advance.”

Zeman also reflected on the title rivals Juve may be up against.

“Roma have brought in players that on paper considerably strengthen them, but then you have to see if their performances on the field will live up to expectations.

“Rudi Garcia? I started a type of work that he has been very good to carry on.

“Napoli? They must find continuity that they have not had in recent seasons. The Milanese must turn a page. It will not be easy, but it is hard to do worse than last year…

“And the surprise? If I say, it will not be a surprise…”