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Aug 29, 2013
Iaquinta: Allegri commands respect
Vincenzo Iaquinta says Juventus made the right choice in bringing in Max Allegri as Antonio Conte’s replacement, as he talks regret.

The striker spent six years on the books of the Bianconeri, but struggled with injury and competition for places in the final few years.

It was a situation that has the 34-year-old harbouring only the one regret to his playing career, having failed to make an appearance under Antonio Conte.

“The only regret is that I was not a protagonist in Conte’s Juve. A team with an extraordinary mentality,” Iaquinta has told Tuttosport today.

“I departed from the scene just at their height. I failed to make the field? It is true, but Conte doted on me.

“I remember the words he said to me that summer: 'Vincenzo, let me see that you are what I think, then I am convinced the club will keep you’. Unfortunately I got injured.

“Why did I have so many injuries? For sure, in 2009 after knee surgery, I tried to return too quickly. They told me to try too soon, I had a leg as slim as my son’s.”

For his respect for the current Italy CT, the former Udinese man believes Juve were right to turn to Max Allegri as replacement this summer.

“I honestly did not expect it. But Allegri was the right choice and compared to the three years under Conte little has changed, Juve seem to me to be as aggressive as before.

“The fact that the players have not dropped is confirmation of the quality of Allegri. He is a Coach who commands respect.”

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