Medhi Benatia reveals a lack of playing time made him leave the club while he’s not convinced that coach Max Allegri can win in Europe with Juventus.
The Moroccan international moved to Al-Duhail in January having only featured on a handful of occasions for the Bianconeri this season.
“When I went to Dubai on holiday in December, I decided I didn’t want to stay at Juve,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“I wasn’t happy and I talked to my family. I never played and that burned me inside. I wanted to do my bit on the field at a team where I was feeling very well.
“When Bonucci returned Allegri told me he wanted to focus on me, but things changed quickly. I’m not angry with the Coach.
“The last game I played was against Milan. I had a good game but was dropped again for the next one.
“Allegri has done well in Italy and also in the Champions League. We’re talking about a Coach who understands football, but I don’t know if he’s the right one to win in Europe, although I hope he is.
“Ronaldo’s a machine. We talked to him a lot and he’s also an exceptional human. He has incredible humility and always works to the maximum.
“Atletico Madrid are a very difficult team to face, who always try exploit the mistakes of their opponents.
“Juventus could’ve played better at Wanda Metropolitano, given the quality they possess, but now I’m a Juventus fan and I don’t think it’s over yet.
“The Bianconeri have the quality to come back. If my former teammates reach the Final, I’ll buy a ticket and cheer for them.”