New Parma striker Amauri aimed a bitter sideswipe at Juventus and their fans. “Now we'll see if it was all my fault.”
The forward was lambasted by supporters and media throughout a poor campaign and, after fans chanted urging him to leave, completed a loan move to Parma.
“The fans have been protesting against me ever since I first arrived, so I'm used to that,” commented the Brazilian who has played for Italy.
“Now we'll see if it was all my fault. I want to focus on myself now and not talk about Juve again until June.
“I spoke to Gigi Del Neri and we had a clear discussion. Then the call from Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi came and it was all tied up.
“That was an important call and I really hope I can have a positive second half of the season. I expect a lot from myself and am critical of my own performance.
“Some of the fault for the poor campaign was down to me, but I also picked up three consecutive injuries after a good start. After all, I scored three goals in my total four Europa League appearances.”
Amauri is expected to make his Ducali debut in the relegation dogfight with Lecce on Wednesday evening.
“I want to get back to the player I was and do so by scoring with the Parma jersey,” continued the official Press conference.
“At Palermo I was the only centre-forward, so I know the movements I have to make. I am ready and can do well straight away. I feel good.”
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