Alessandro Del Piero is surprised by Juventus’ slow start and believes the ‘most experienced players’ must step up to end the crisis.
The Old Lady suffered a 2-1 defeat against the Partenopei at the Stadio Maradona on Saturday, so they have just one point in the opening three games of the season.
Del Piero is the best scorer in the history of Juventus as well as the player with the most appearances in a black and white shirt.
“I am surprised by Juventus’ start, but not by their defeat against Napoli,” Del Piero told Sky Sport Italia.
“I think they are paying a few things. Everybody is talking about Cristiano Ronaldo because he left at the last moment and many other things.”
Ronaldo left the Bianconeri during the last week of the summer transfer window.
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He returned to Manchester United in a €15m deal plus €8m add-ons.
The Portuguese ace marked his return to Old Trafford with a brace against Newcastle, just before Juventus’ defeat against Napoli.
“With Allegri’s return, Juventus need time to resume different habits. Napoli have made a step forward with Spalletti,” Del Piero continued.
“They are more mature, even when they went down, they tried to score calmly, with a serenity that is given by a man who is able to transmit this feeling.”
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“Surely, the players are aware of the situation, the more experienced ones will play a key role, just as Allegri,” Del Piero added in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“It is vital to avoid any reference to the past, to the market, to who left. The only thing that matters is who is in the team now.
“The problem is not the table, but the performances. Those with more personality must step up now.